Thursday, April 19, 2012

Calling all parents!!!

Next week is TCAPS.  I would love to have some inspirational snacks to help motivate the students.  If I have any parents out there who wouldn't mind to get a bag of smarties, 20 packages of individual gold fish and some red mints, please message or call me at 423-494-9065.  I would need the smarties by tomorrow so I could get them ready for Monday.  Thanks again for all you do!  We almost have 3rd graders.  Can you believe it?

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Really interesting study.....worth reading!

Parents, I stumbled across this on pintrest.  Please take a minute to check it out.  Below is the link. Once you are there, click on the picture to take you to the article.  Happy reading!

Monday, April 16, 2012

Mr. and Mrs. Comma

As writers, our class is in one of two categories - comma kings and queens or Nate the neglectful.  So we, as writers, decided to make a plea for commas.  First, we addressed everywhere you may see a comma. Then, we wrote a story entitled, If I Were A Comma.... from the point of view of a comma.  We then made comma people.  These are the cutest stinkin' comma people I've ever seen!! (I say that like I've seen a lot of comma people don't I!) One even had a purse, earrings, and high heels! I'll try to get a picture of them on here soon.  I'm having difficulty with the iphone and loading pictures.  Looks like I'm gonna have to drag the old Nikon out and bring it to school.

                    The kids got to make commas and turn them into people.

We brainstormed all the places you would see commas in a book as a reader and also where you would use commas as a writer.  They folded their paper into four sections and chose four examples. They used the commas in an example for each section.

We also done some creative writing with a prompt of If I were a comma....... We talked about how commas feel when people read over them or don't use them in writing.  The kids created some really cute stories! We've got a great group of creative authors this year!