Tuesday, January 15, 2013

MLK Craftivity Freebie and One GIDDY Class

My, oh, MY!  I had the worst stomach cramps after school yesterday and they decided to show back up today.  No worries...I had my flu shot this year.  I just can't figure out if I have some little bug that I am sure is traveling around.

Aside from my issues, my class has been very GIDDY this week.  I can't seem to keep their little hands busy while I assess.  So, I created this MLK craftivity to use with the book "Martin's Big Words".  We read the book, watched the short video to review the words (differentiated instruction!) and then focused on using quotations around spoken words.  I tried to guide my class into picking a variety of different quotes, but some just insisted on doing the same ones.  Whatever sticks in their little minds is fine by me.

Click on the pic for a template of this craftivity!

Later in the day, our boxes from Donor's Choose came in.  These interactive games are a lifesaver this week while I'm assessing.  We received a total of 9 for review of Word Work and math skills that we have been learning.  They are a must have and can be purchased through Lakeshore or you can always write a grant.  You could have heard a pin drop before I opened the box...and then it was LOUD chaos or should I say "excitement".  :)

This is the Place Value Mystery House Game.  The students played on teams.  It has some cute surprises along the way.  Just when one team thought they were winning, another team was awarded a shortcut and ended up winning.  Which led to a discussion of sportsmanship.  Oh, the joys of 2nd grade (or really any grade for that matter)!

Tomorrow I will be assessing more students on running records.  I am also planning on continuing to use my MLK unit since it will be the last day for students before the holiday.  

I am off to my warm bed.  Have a Wonderfully, Wacky Wednesday!  This week is almost half-way finished!  WooHoo!



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