I was too tired to post Friday night, I kept falling asleep. So, here's my five on Saturday.
1. We re-read Bear Feels Scared and students had to discuss with their carpet partner a time when they felt scared and what comforted them, or what made them feel better. We discussed how Bear felt scared but this friends helped him to feel safe and loved. I am including our list. I think this list could qualify for "kids say the darndest things." And don't judge, I did question a couple students about what they shared, but we didn't make a big deal about it in class. What I noticed was how some students could not do what I asked in fall when we read this but now every student was able to tell their partner about a time when they felt scared, and their partner was able to share what they said. I think I only had one "I forgot" when I asked a student to share what their partner said. Whoot! We've talked ALL YEAR LONG about the value of speaking and listening and what that means when you are in school. (Okay, not ALL our class was on the carpet... there are only 11 items listed and we have more than 11 students!)
2. It is the end of the year! One day we wrote sight words on the sidewalk with sidewalk chalk. That afternoon I let them take the chalk out and just play! They USED UP that chalk! It was gone! I received a very sweet note from a student.
|See my chalk! They used up their piece and came back for more!|
|"It's ice cream Ms. Horn"|
|Here is the rubric, check out the post about this and how to download yours for free (and with credit where it belongs).|
|Here is the definition I created.|
|Mrs. Bartel creating the camping graph with her students!|
|Punky wanted a picture together, so here we are.|
|Red on the 4-wheeler|
|First fish of the night.|
|Punkin said she caught the most fish, but looks to me like her sis is fishing for her!!|
I love five for Friday even when it happens to get posted on Saturday (which happens frequently). I love reading about everyone's weeks, or a particular day. Happy Weekend! We have four days of school when we return! How about you? How many days do you have left?