Monday, February 25, 2013

Phases Of The Moon

Hello Friends,
We have been busy learning all about the moon. Of course no moon study would be complete without learning about the phases of the moon.  We started out with a read aloud of 
The Moon Book by Gail Gibbons :
Here's another great book:

They used their science book to help them create their model.
They are not required to learn all the different phases of the moon, so I just had them create the main four phases. 

 I then created an anchor chart...
My students created their own phases of the moon picture. They were given a 12x18 piece of black construction paper, a 6x9 piece of yellow construction paper for the sun, 1 large circle for the Earth, 4 small circles for the different phases of the moon, and moon phases strips.  
They did a great job creating their moon phases poster. 

They had a grand time making their interpretation of the phases of the moon!!
I hope you had a Marvelous Monday!

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Main Topic and Key Details

I have spent a lot of time teaching my firsties how to identify the main topic and key details.  So, I was thrilled when my student intern Alicia DiFronzo from USC did her first observation lesson on how to identify the main topic and retell key details of a text. My kiddos rose to the occasion!!   They were so cooperative and remained on task throughout the entire lesson. Even one of my unmotivated students completed his work.  Miss DiFronzo used the the Time for Kids article Masks! Masks! Masks! from our Treasures series.  She created her own graphic organizer and then had our students make their own mask after they completed their graphic organizer. 
 Here are their finished projects:

My babies did their thing with this lesson!! 
A very proud Mama!! 
Hats off to Miss DiFronzo for a job well done in teaching the lesson!!
I hope you all had a Terrific Tuesday!!

Monday, February 18, 2013

President's Day FREEBIE

Well I spent my President's Day in Staff Development reviewing our new Units of Study in Math and ELA for the Common Core.  I learned lots of valuable information as I continue on this Common Core journey.

Here's a President's Day tree map...Click on the picture for a copy...

Have a Marvelous Monday!

Sunday, February 17, 2013

Another Giveaway!!

A new Bloggy Buddy of mine...Christina over at Apples, Books, and Crayons has reached her first blog milestone.  She has reached 100 followers!!  

Don't you remember how excited you were when you reached 100 followers...So, let's show her some blog love...hop on over to Christina's blog to help her celebrate and enter for a chance to win some great prizes.
Have a Super Sunday!!

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Happy Valentine's Day and a FREEBIE!

Happy Valentine's Day!!
I don't plan on passing out candy this year so I whipped up this homework pass to give to each student. The first set says "Love, your teacher", and the second page has a blank space for you to write your name.  If you would like a copy just click on the picture below.
Have a Thrilling Thursday!!

Monday, February 11, 2013

Another Great Giveaway!!

Aimee over at Pencils, Books, and Dirty Looks is having a 400 Follower Giveaway.  

She is being helped by some awesome bloggers.  I am included in her giveaway and will donate any two items from my Teachers Notebook store.  So, head on over to Aimee's blog and enter for a chance to win some great prizes!!
Have a Marvelous Monday!!

Saturday, February 2, 2013

Super Sale

Teachers Notebook is hosting a Super Sale Weekend!! Head on over to Teachers Notebook and take advantage of the two day sale that is going on now.
All items in my store are 25% off!
Happy Shopping!!!