Friday, January 25, 2013

Multiplication, Mood, and More

      I'm linking up with Doodle Bugs Teaching for Five for Friday and Teaching Maddeness for Friday Flashback.

 Here are my randoms and flash backs for today...

1.  Dice, graph paper, and colored pencils were the tools my kiddos used to practice multiplication arrays today. They rolled two dice to determine the factors and made an array on graph paper to represent the multiplication fact. I had them continue this until the page was filled. This was a fun way to wrap up the lesson.

2.  I introduced literary mood today with the story Night Letters from our Reading Street Series. Laura Candler's website has a free printable for this that is wonderful. It's a Mood Ring organizer. Most of my kids knew what a mood ring was, so we listed some mood words on an anchor chart and decided what color each word would be on a mood ring. The children decided the mood of Night Letters was peaceful.After supporting the mood with details, the children colored the ring organizer pink.( the color we listed on the chart)
  3. We've worked hard at getting our class story ready for publishing. We wrote a class Myth titled Snake Lost its Legs. We will be sending to Student Treasures for publishing in February. My little authors and illustrators are doing an amazing job.

4. We concluded the week by making model fossils using sea shells and clay. Of course this is our mold, we will pour the cast next week.

5. My Friday Freebie this week is a Reading Workshop Exit Ticket I created. I used them this week.  I really enjoy their book recommendations. One of my students recommended a story to another because "she likes cats and silly things." So cute.:)

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  1. Hi Tammi! I found your blog through TBA. Thank you so much for the Exit Slip! It's simple enough that my firsties could complete it and pointed enough to count as an assessment! Thank you for sharing :)

    The Brown-Bag Teacher

  2. Thank you for your exit slip freebie!

    I agree with Catherine, my firsties would love to recommend a book.

    I cannot wait to let them try it out in our next guided reading!

    Happy blogging!

    The Frizz

    The Frizz in First Grade

  3. Thanks for linking up this week! I love Student Treasures....such a wonderful publishing experience for the kiddos and they truly feel like a "real" author! :)

    Teaching Maddeness

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    2. Thanks Amanda. Yes, they are so excited! :)

  4. The exit slip freebie is so cute and useful! Thanks for sharing. I'm your newest follower. Drop by. =)

    Just Wild About Teaching

    1. You are welcome. I like your blog. I'm following you also. :)

  5. Thank you for sharing this at TBA last week! Come back tomorrow to see that your my featured teacher!
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  6. I found your blog from TBA linky. I'm a new follower! Thanks for the freebie.
    Hunter's Tales from Teaching



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