We've been working hard on our reading strategies these first few weeks of school - the things that good readers do with their brains while they're reading.
I've decided to *spruce up* this unit and here's a look at some of our new activities:
My Neighbor's Dog is Purple" to the students, leaving out the ending. they wrote words that helped them visualize on the frames of their glasses. Then, I gave them time to draw a picture of the dog in the poem (on left). After that, I reread the poem WITH the ending - boy, were they surprised at how their mental image of the dog changed! They drew the "dog" again on the right side! Such a fun activity and cute display.
I've also updated my Nutrition Unit, so if you're looking for resources to teach about the healthy food groups, check it out here.
Here are a couple of other reasons why this week was so awesome...
But, when you add Halloween stores opening, that just MAKES my week! Last year, I knew I wanted to purchase this little swinging girl (which I promptly named Liza Jane...I don't know why I name everything...these things just come to me), but I kept "waiting" and when I went back to get her, she was sold out. As in OUT....from every store, from the warehouse...nada. I was so upset. So, as soon as we saw the Halloween store open this year, I went to get her. It was love at first sight. She's going to be the PERFECT addition to my Halloween decor this year!