Wednesday, March 13, 2013

What We've Been Up To

We have been busy learning lots of new things! Here's a few pictures from the last couple of weeks.
Last week we learned that 'ow' and 'oa' appear in words like 'boat' and 'row. We created our own boats and made lists of 'ow' and 'oa' words. If you want the pattern for this craft, let me know and I'll post!







I've never had a group of kids understand odd and even better than this year's group. I found these adorable charts over at The Lemonade Stand and just had to recreate them. They go along with a book, but I didn't have it so we just talked about these two characters and then watched a cute odd and even video from School Tube. 

We are busy reading words with two vowels in them, which of course means we are also busy watching the Starfall video that goes along with this skill. I have heard that song OVER and OVER and OVER.



We are learning sums of 10. 



Several weeks ago we talked about the sound of /dge/ and wrote stories/sentences about words that contained this sound. Clipart on the pink paper is from the amazing Ashley Hughes!





Hope y'all are having a GREAT week! :)

23 comments:

  1. Those boats are really cute!! :)

    Sarah
    Teachingiscolorful.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks Sarah! They had fun making them! :)

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  2. When I taught 1st grade, my kids loved that song too! When two vowels go walking.....

    Angela
    The Daily Alphabet

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  3. I love those boats and I looooove your anchor charts. I think I pin something every time you post an anchor chart. Then I try to draw it for my class and it's not quite so cute. Ha! I wish I could draw like you!
    Sarah
    Sarah's First Grade Snippets

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    1. Aw, thank you Sarah! That is too sweet! :) I use to be the WORST drawer ever. I have been practicing, but still have trouble getting some things right! :) I would love to be able to draw anything and have it turn out exactly like it's pictured in my head :)

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  4. I love the boats and would love the patterns! Thank you!

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  5. I just wanted to thank you for all of your great ideas! I am a first year teacher and your blog helps me so much!

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    1. Thank you so much Jennifer! I remember my first year being so overwhelming! If you need anything, please don't hesitate to email! :)

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  6. I would love the pattern for your cute boats! THANKS!

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    1. Thank you, Cheryl! I will be adding the boat patterns to my to do list! :)

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  7. I love your blog and would love a copy of the boat patterns! Thanks!

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    1. Thank you, Heather! I will be adding the boat patterns to my to do list! :)

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  8. Would love the patterns. I too pin your anchor charts and wish I were as artistic. Have a great week.
    THYordan@aol.com

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    1. Thank you, Terry! I will be adding the boat patterns to my to do list! :)

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  9. I'd love the boat pattern. I use your anchor charts frequently and the kids love to make the projects!
    Thanks,
    Shonda

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    1. Thank you! I will be adding the boat patterns to my to do list! :)

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  10. Thanks for the shout out! Super cute blog!

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  11. I love your boats! I am teaching oa and ow next week and am wondering if you would be willing to send me the pattern for the boat? They would be a perfect activity for reading groups :)

    Thank You,
    Caitlin
    camastromarino@gmail.com

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  12. The boats are super cute. I would love a copy of the pattern mrshodgepodge@yahoo.com

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  13. The boats are super cute, I would love a copy of your pattern if you have one.

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  14. Love the boats. It would be awesome if I could get a copy of your pattern.

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  15. I too used to teach "when two vowels go walking". However, we implemented the program Johnny Can Spell that teaches our first graders ALL the sounds a phonogram can make. Now, when my students come to a word with /ea/ they can try /ee/ /e/ OR /ay/ they aren't stuck with only one sound! (reach, bread, great). Also, in many instances the first one does the talking rule doesn't work: boil (says /oy/ not /o/, etc.) I have been teaching firsties for 14 years, and this program has transformed our reading and writing!

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