I'm here to show you what we have been up to this week!
After a well deserved Spring break, we are BACK in action and working harder than EVER!
Have I mentioned how much I love grade one??? :)
We started our week by reading a St. Patrick's Day book to get us in the "mood". We worked in our interactive notebooks and wrote theme words that we found in our story.
This activity was PERFECT for our St. Patrick's Day week :)
If you're anything like me, you might get a little *bothered* when kids let their writing go past the space it should (take a look at the picture above). In order to avoid this disaster, I showed my students an easy little trick to make sure their writing stays inside the flap. Look how easy! :)
After working in our notebooks, we wrote our St. Patrick's Day stories and made our leprechaun crafts to go with it!
We imagined what it would be like to get ONE wish granted to us by a four leaf clover's luck. The kids wished for everything from iPads to becoming transparent!
Look how precious!
Isn't their printing AMAZING?? I'm so proud of these little cookies :)
Some kiddies wanted to display their story and others chose to cover it (to make a book) with another pot of gold. I let them choose :)
We worked in our shared readers this afternoon. We did not have time to finish our books but I wanted to show you what some of my little leprechauns came up with! They are so cute!!
You can grab my shared reader for FREE here!
Finally, we made this BEAUTIFUL art project!
I got the idea from the fabulous Maria over at Kinder-Craze.
Have you hopped in the Bright Ideas blog hop yet??
Caitlin over at Kindergarten Smiles has a wonderful tip for monthly classroom management!
I decided to give it a try this week and it worked really well!
Of course, I had to throw in a little St. Patrick's Day theme to it :)
I divided my class into 4 groups and have been giving them GOLD coins for good behavior.
This has been working really well during transitions! My students have been working together to make sure they are organized and are able to clean up quickly and quietly.
This BRIGHT IDEA works like a charm ;)
I'm off to prep my SPRING centers for next week! We just got ANOTHER snow storm so hopefully the warm weather comes soon :)