Saturday, November 2, 2013

Freebie Mental Images, Read the Room and More!

I've been a bad blogger. Sorry friends, you'll have to put these goodies away for next year. I have my 3rd cold so I am not going to beat myself up about it. I am feeling beat up enough already.  :-(

Here's what I have been up to:
 I used this center with my 2nd graders. It practices changing nouns ending in y to plurals. Read the room is always a hit!
Click on the picture to see it in my store.

I found this Halloween poem to use for a mental images lesson with my 1st graders.
 I read the poem twice and then asked them to draw a picture of their visualization. Afterward, each student had a chance to show their picture under the document camera. This led to a great discussion of missed details. For example, one girl made the hat purple instead of black. Check out some of these cute bald witches!

You can grab this freebie by clicking {HERE.}

I used the Skeleton Hiccups and the q-tip art project I usually do with my 1st graders with my 2nd graders instead but I had them write their response in cursive! 
Aren't they doing awesome for only 9 days of cursive instruction?!

The 1st graders read Spookley the Square Pumpkin and LOVED getting to make their own and write about it using descriptive words. This class was into making Spookley babies! LOL.
Okay, I've just finished a WHOLE box of Kleenex so I am calling it a day! I hope my body gets used to the germs at this new school soon!



  1. Love that poem!!! How great!
    I hope you feel better soon!

  2. Great ideaa...thanks for sharing & hope you feel better soon! !!