Friday, September 11, 2015

Five for Friday: A walk in our shoes for the week!

This is the truth!
Here were my goodies from the week....

I finally bought hooks to hang up our punch cards! I call it our "I Can!" wall because it is all of the standards that we can do.  I also have the kids practicing their full names everyday using nameplates but noticed that many of them were not even using them as guides. Ugh! I had them still using uppercase letters in the middle of their names. I wish the hospital would send a manual home with parents at birth telling them to teach the kids the appropriate upper and lowercase letters in their names because it is SO hard to break.  I thought I would be smarter and create their own templates to trace everyday.  I laminated them so that they could use the dry erase markers and reuse them from day to day. I had them hanging on the 'I Can' wall when they arrived Tuesday morning. I was very disheartened when I realized that they were having a very difficult time getting the marks off.  This led me to putting them in page protectors and it went MUCH better! Things are slowly starting to come together!

Who doesn't love Pete the Cat? We read all four of his stories and made a Venn diagram to compare/contrast them.  I found a cute converse shoe template and enlarged it for the kids to create their own decorative shoes. They then placed their shoe above their favorite story. I was pleased with the outcome of the graph and they did an awesome job analyzing the data. 

We have continued with our Superhero theme and the kids created their very own images using construction paper. Lots of time and effort went into these. I was planning on hanging them from our ceiling but found that some imaginations ran a bit too wild (a bit large to hang from a single clip =). The kids really need practice with their scissor grips and cutting skills which made this a perfect activity. 

We have moved passed the 'just making illustrations' in our journals to labeling and trying to compose a sentence. Thank goodness I have a couple that really have the hang of it. Others, not so much but those will be the ones that show the biggest gains =)

Are you ready for Constitution Day? It is next week already! I have some great activities (vocabulary, writing templates, literacy activities) in this little pack that I am putting on sale this weekend if you want to grab it!

Have a great weekend!


  1. Humorous!Potty break.. I can remember my son's childhood.He used to give excuses of potty break in between classes for seeing me.And now he's the business of best crossfit shoes for men .God bless him!