Monday, November 12, 2012

Fiction/Nonfiction....and BIG news!

We are blessed to work right next to Fort Leavenworth, therefore we have today off! I am excited because I have class tomorrow, therefore I leave school early. Wednesday I have a meeting at our board office for Learning Council and then we have an Early Release Day. It is going to be a quick and hopefully painless week!

Last week we started our Life Cycle units in Reading and Science. We planned to read a nonfiction story and then a fiction story so the students can see the difference. We are also trying to throw in an Eric Carle author study too!

We compared and contrasted the two stories and then the kids made cute spiders. On the legs they had to make some type of pattern.

Next we read two more books and talked about what makes up a fiction or nonfiction text. 

The kids made their own copy of this chart to keep in their book bags. They can pull it out to help them decide if the book they are reading is fiction or nonfiction. 

Opps it is upside down!! Sorry!

Here is what the kids did during word work this week. I think this is their favorite part of the Daily 5!! 

Here is a picture of the cranberry bars  bread! We used the wrong type of pan! They turned our really good, but we will be making them correctly next time! 

On to my BIG news.....drum roll please.....I think I am going to finally take the plunge and open a TpT shop! I figured I will need something to do when I am done with my masters in 3 weeks! :) I will let you all know when I have it up and going. My first unit is going to be a BIG number sense packet with numbers going to 1,000! 

Happy Monday! 

Glitter Words
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Unknown said...

Congrats on your new shop!
First Grade Blue SKies

Anonymous said...

You definitely need to open a shop! You have too many wonderful ideas to not have one!

Have a fabulous week! =)
Ms. Smith
Adventures of Ms. Smith

Cynthia said...

You will love joining in with us at TPT and I KNOW you'll have great success in your store. It's such a great group of people and they are so generous. Just look at my blog post and you'll see what I mean. I cannot believe how generous these friends are!!!

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Barbara said...

I love those spiders! And you've got the cutest charts. Mine are a mess compared to yours:)
Grade ONEderful
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Owls and Lessons, Etc. said...

You will love opening up a shop! I can't wait to see what goodies you'll have in it!!

Following Optimism in 2nd Grade

Sandy said...

Congratulations on almost being done with your Master's!!!! Hang in there!!!! It'll be so worth and you will feel SO good when you're done!!!! :)

Kristen said...

Your charts are gooorgeous, I'm so envious! I can never make mine cute with my handwriting!!

I am so excited for you Kelley, you will rock TpT with all of your creativity! I can't wait to see your first unit :)

diditeach said...

Good luck on your venture, you have so many great ideas to share :)

Journey of a Substitute Teacher (Ms. T) said...

Good luck with TpT!

Let us know for sure when you are up and running!

I'm so excited for you :)

Journey of a Substitute Teacher
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Anonymous said...

We are working on Non-fiction now too and my kids are totally loving it. I love your chart about the differences between fiction & non fiction.. it's super cute- WAY cuter than my venn diagram! I may have to replace it =D

I am a new follower. I'm also a new blogger and hope you will stop by and check out my blog and let me know what you think :)

Primary Teacherhood

Room 214-Ms. Wenzel's Blog said...

Keep us posted....I feel some "Black Day" teacher shopping coming my way! Stop by anytime!

Deana said...

Love your life cycle activities!! Good luck with your TPT store!!

Primary Punch

Shawna said...

Hi Kelley,
It only makes sense that you open a shop! You will be successful, I just know it! Anyway, I was just stopping by to wish you a Happy Thanksgiving!

The Picture Book Teacher's Edition

Jen R said...

get it girl!!! you should go for it! :) and if you want, yo ucan use this link to sign up (if you haven't already signed up)
it'll give me the referral credit, but it doesn't take anything away from you :)

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