Sunday, February 19, 2012

Biography Writings (and a freebie)

Last week the story from our Reading series was a biography of  Ben Franklin.  We learned all about biographies and autobiographies.  Now we are writing a biography of our own about a friend.  First I had the students interview a friend.  (Of course I modeled this first and we had a long discussion about being professional reporters!)  After they completed their interviews, each group had to tell me something new they learned during their interview.  I strategically chose partners so students would learn about someone they might not be BFFs with.  There were a few groans at first, but when they shared what they learned about their partner they were very excited to tell me they found things they had in common!

Click HERE for your copy of the Interview I made.  I used the first grade print lines from a font program I have, but they do not transfer to Google Docs....sorry!

Head on over to my classroom blog to see video of some of the interviews...they tried to be so professional!


Saturday, February 18, 2012

A Shout Out!

I want to give a Shout Out to Jen R. over at The Teachers' Cauldron.  I fell in love with her Tic-Tac-Toe with Dr. Seuss idea.  It is a fantastic way for students to have fun keeping track of their AR quizzes on Dr. Seuss Books.  Since my school does not have AR, I wanted to use it at my Reading Counts Center. I asked her if she minded if I tweaked it a bit and she DID IT FOR ME.  Wow! I can't wait for my students to see it in March.  Reading Counts is one of their favorite centers.  They will LOVE this!  Go check out her blog.


Thursday, February 16, 2012

Comparing Numbers Freebie

Kim and I (along with Ann over at Mrs. Greene's Kindergarten Korner) have been hosting a book study for the primary teachers at our school with this WONDERFUL book:

 Kim wrote a grant that purchased the books, some supplies, and paid for each teacher to have a sub for an entire day so we would have time to create Math Stations!!!  Anyway, here is one that I made.  Click on the picture below.  Enjoy!


Sunday, February 12, 2012

You Know You're a Teacher Linky

Jeannie over at Kindergarten Lifestyle is hosting the funniest linky party! 
The posts are so true (and so entertaining) that I just had to join!  Go visit her for a 
good laugh....or just to make yourself feel better about the little "teachery" things 
you do outside of school!


Sunday, February 5, 2012

Linky Party

Funky First Grade Fun is hosting a Love Linky Party so I thought I would join.  
When I was typing my answers, I realized my loves are not very exciting!