We have started our community helpers unit. Every year I have students draw pictures of what they would like to be when they grow up. I love the pictures that I have gotten in the past, and I have not been disappointed in what my students have drawn this year. I love how the patients in the doctor picture are sad (but the doctor is happy), the details on the scientist picture, and of course, the teacher picture.
For the past few years, I have just had my students listen to a story over and over again until time was up. A few months ago, I realized that I really needed my students to do some kind of response to the stories that they were listening to. Now, I didn't want anything complicated or with a lot of writing. I just wanted a little something for them to do after they had listened to the story the first time. This past week our story at the listening center was If You Give a Cat a Cupcake. I thought it would be fun for the students to pick something that they would like to give the cat. Here are some of the responses that I got.
St. Patrick's Day
We have been doing some fun activities to gear up for St. Patrick's Day. On Friday, I handed my students a shamrock with a variety designs on it. The students then had to color it using only using green, yellow green, and green yellow crayons. I thought they turned out so great! Here is what one of the shamrocks looked like when it was finished.
We have also been playing a favorite game with a St. Patrick's Day twist: Bump! This version of Bump had the students working on their long vowel sounds.
The girls who were playing when I took this picture let me know that they keep bumping each other off of the bow. That is, of course, until the one girl froze the spot. :)
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