Friday, February 1, 2013

Groundhog day, personal stories and more

Today in language development centers, students created a Groundhog Day mask. We talked about whether or not they think the groundhog will see his shadow or not. The class voted half and half.  We will talk about it on Monday to see if winter will continue for six more weeks, or we will have an early spring.
W in a mask 
T had a mask
J in a groundhog mask

In language development centers, students also were really excited about the pizzeria. They used the open and closed sign on the door to show whether or not it was open for business or not. They were excited about buying different types of pizza and food. They were also excited about selling the food as well.

During math today we worked on longer and shorter with measurement. Students played the train game. In this train game students worked with a partner. They rolled the dice labeled with only number 1, 2, and 3. They then put that amount of cubes in a row. The partner then did it. The winner was whoever had 20 cubes first!
J and C play the train game

B and B decide who had the most how many more and whose train was longer or shorter

Students also worked on adding great beginnings to their personal narratives today. We talked about how to make a beginning exciting so readers will want to continue to read their stories. Students then went back to write their stories. Some great starters are: Today it was....... It was a ________ type of day.... "Wow". I said.... and All of a sudden.... I was.......

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