Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Nocturnal Animals and Other Fun! :)

I’m trying so hard to blog more often so that I don’t disappear again! J

We have been learning about nocturnal animals for the last few weeks and the students are really enjoying it! I finally took pictures of the “Characters/Settings” maps that my sweet littles created after we read “The Old Lady Who Swallowed a Bat”! Check out the picsso cute! J
My students said that there were two settings to the story. One setting is a "graveyard" and the other is "inside the lady's belly"! Can you see the graveyard on this chart!?

This group informed me that the setting drawing depicts the inside of the lady's belly. I love it!

I love that you can see the purple outfit of the wizard character and the owl character on this chart!

This group has clearly shown they understand what characters are in this story: a ghost, a wizard (see his hat!?), the old lady, and the bat (or is that the owl?). Their setting appears to be a house...hmm...I don't remember the story taking place inside a specific house...BUT they have shown that they understand the setting is WHERE they story takes place! Yay!

I purchased Sharing Kindergarten’s There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a BatLiteracy Centers and am STILL in the process of preparing them for students to use! I HATE how behind I let myself get! Argh! Here is one of the reasons I still haven’t gotten the awesome games readyI’m obsessed with making the cards super cute using construction paper border and “craft” scissors! How cute is this?! I’m only a little bit obsessed!

We also began work on an Owl Glyph that DeAnna Jump created. See her blog post about it here. All we have done so far is collect data! We will get to the owls soon!

I also let the students have some fun while working on fine motor skillsthey made Jack O’ Lanterns for their locker tags! I handed them orange, yellow, and black construction paper and let them at it!!! J The results were adorable! I just wish our lockers were "cuter"! Ha ha!

Our “focus” sight word this week is “like”. Since we have also been working on color words, I had the students get out the “I Like Colors” book from a few weeks ago. BTWThis book is available on TpT for $2.00. I found out how to shrink the pages down on my school’s copier so that my littles could quickly color in the book without wearing out their hands/fingers! J They really liked revisiting this book! Here are some pictures of one of my sweet peas reading her copy of the story!

This has been an eventful couple of weeks and I hope to share even more tomorrow (or soon after!) Thanks for following!

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Happy “Hump Day”!


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