Thursday, January 16, 2014

Catching Up

I took a blogging break during the holidays. We had EVERYONE at our house which was great but a little crazy and exhausting! Then report cards were due and I had Open House to prepare for... You know how it is.

Here's a quick update:
I had my students decorate candle holders with fingerprint snowmen for their parent present.
Yes, they were glass but we only lost one and had time to make another. I did wrap them in bubble wrap to make sure they made it home. They were so proud to take them home.

Last week, we wrote New Year's Resolutions.

My second graders used the word resolve and wrote in cursive to differentiate.

My first graders are focusing on adjectives this week. We read Tacky the Penguin and brainstormed a list of adjectives to describe Tacky.

Then each student picked an adjective and wrote me 2 sentences explaining how Tacky fit that adjective.
I've posted a Tacky craft in previous years but this year I needed something smaller and less time-consuming. Tammy over at Live, Love, Laugh, Everyday in Kindergarten was nice enough to share her Tacky patterns so I shrunk them by 50% and copied the shirt and tie on scrapbook paper. I found the writing paper by Moore Fun in Kindergarten.

I also made an Adjective Penguin QR Center.
The students read the sentence and identify the adjectives.
 I post the cards around the room and the students use clipboards to write their answers on their recording sheet.

When their recording sheet is full, the students get an iPad to scan the QR code to check their work.

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I feel totally out of the blogging/selling loop. Any interesting news I should know about?



  1. We love QR codes! You could do verbs next.

  2. We were very lucky to receive 5 iPads for classroom use (with the support of our district and a hard-working PTO)... so now I'm trying to find more ways to incorporate the iPads into our daily classroom learning. This looks great!

  3. I haven't tried QR codes yet in my room, but I'm excited to try!