Anyways, you know I get get winded, but I wanted to share something very special to me. We started our memory books and today they wrote three things about themselves and three things they learned about their Troop Leader (that's ME) this year. Here is the one that melted my heart. #3 She is the best teacher and is super fun too. Gotta love it!
My little family!
Having a little fun with Ol Roy!
It was amazing that as soon as we stepped out of the car there was a gator roaming the parking lot. Had to keep my two little "gator bites" close!! LOL
We started out the week this week reading How I Became a Pirate. We did Kelly's (First Grade Fairytales) Treasure Chest of Cause and Effect (in groups) and then we made adorable little pirates. Click HERE to grab her Cause and Effect activity! She has the link to the pattern for the pirates too, but it was kind of small so I just drew them a little bigger when we did it.
To add a little more to it I let them have some paper to make a treasure map on. Then they wrote about it. The topic was: "What is in your hidden treasure? Where can we find it? How long has it been hidden? What will you give me if I help you find it?"
Some just wrote about pirates and treasures (of course), but these did me proud!!
I also added a little category word work as well. I grabbed some pirates from MyCuteGraphics.com and added them to these sheets. Each student in the class had a different category to write at least five words for.HERE to get them for FREE. There are also some pages for making numbers with Messages in a Bottle. Don't have a pic of those, but if you grab it you'll see what I mean. Would love to hear what you think! Hope you'll come back to visit me soon!!