Join me as I link up with Doodlebugs Teaching for this week's Five for Friday ...
I have some exciting news to start with. I finally started a facebook page this week - YAY! It's been a long time coming, and I wasn't sure I'd have the time to keep one up, but I'm loving it so far. I'd LOVE for you to join me there. Click on the "like button" below and come on over and see my page.
Even though it's not so the weather isn't so spring-like today (or this weekend, for that matter), my spring flowers keep blooming. These hyacinths smell absolutely delicious! So pretty, too!
We're working with 3D shapes right now in math. I have a few kids in my class this year who are obsessed with Angry Birds, so I thought it was the perfect time to combine the two. We cut out the nets for these shapes (see link HERE). I had them trace the nets onto construction paper, then cut them out and assemble them. (If by some miracle, you are unlimited with your number of colour photocopies, you could skip the step where you trace them out on construction paper). We've been assembling our 3D solids this week, and next week we will begin to solve the volume and surface area of the shapes. I'm also going to integrate it with our structures unit in science, and have them build a weight-bearing structure to use with their angry birds. Can't wait - I'll keep you posted on the progress of our project.
We've been working with The Secret Knowledge of Grown-Ups in language class this week (these books are so FUN!). We've read both books and used our Monitoring Comprehension Reading Strategy Poster during our read alouds. We're also writing our own individual copies of grown-up rules. The kids are having a lot of fun with this project - we're going to publish our stories into a real book when we're done. I can't wait to share our progress with you. We've just finished our rough drafts as of today.
Last, but certainly not least, we made these adorable cards for Mother's Day today. I found the idea on Pinterest, and tracked down a template for the card HERE. We had to add a little glitter to our cards (because everything is better with glitter), and we added a little poem to the bottom. They turned out so nice - the students are so excited to share them with their mothers. ♥
Happy Friday!!! And a very Happy Mother's Day weekend to all you mothers and grandmothers out there.