Sunday, February 24, 2013
Each student that read and recorded their nightly book-in-a-bags were able to participate in BINGO in our cafeteria. Mrs. Phillips called out the pictures and students excitedly filled in their bingo cards. Each student eventually ended up being a winner and was able to choose a prize from the many, many choices. What a great incentive to reward students for reading!
Our Valentine's Day Celebration was so much fun! I had a great group of parents that organized and came up with some very creative games and activities for the students. We began the day with the students passing out their Valentine cards to each of their friends. After that, we played a game called "Guess the Lovebug." Parents sent in a baby picture of their child and one of the parents put them on a slideshow. The students and I got to write down the name of the student that we thought belonged to each picture. This was so much fun! Some of the pictures looked exactly like the student now, (you could see that little baby face still in there). Some of the pictures were more difficult to figure out because of the hair color being so different or no hair at all. I was so proud that I only got two wrong! The kids had a blast playing this game and it was so fun to see who they thought each baby picture belonged to. It was especially cute when they didn't know that it was their own baby picture! The students played a game where they spun the heart spinner and whoever it landed on was who they gave a compliment to. After their personalized compliment, they got a Hershey's Hug and gave it to that friend. Our class is so sweet that there is never a shortage of compliments and "bucket-filling." Then the kids got to ice and decorate their very own heart-shaped sugar cookie! YUM! The students played a game in which they had to work together at their table to use their individual straws to pick up conversation hearts and transfer them to another plate/bowl on their table. We played this game two times because it was so much fun! The last game the students played was Valentine Bingo. This was extra special because students filled out their bingo card with names from our class. They always love when their name is a part of a game. We had lots of Bingo winners! What a fun day! Valentine's Celebration! on PhotoPeach
Monday, February 4, 2013
We had a blast today celebrating the 100th day of school. Students dressed up as 100 year olds. They were adorable! They brought in their water bottle with 100 items in it. They got to share these items with their 4th grade buddies. They practiced counting them by 10's, 5's, 2's, and even 3's. I asked each student what they thought a 100 year old would be thinking about and then wrote their thought in a "think bubble" and took their picture. The day seemed to zoom by so fast with lots of 100 day activities. We ended the day by working together in teams to put together 100 piece puzzles. 100th Day! on PhotoPeach What did you say? on PhotoPeach
Last Friday was the first day of our "Class Store." Students have the opportunity to earn money (cards with different coins on them)for doing their weekly homework. They can also earn extra money for doing special jobs! At the end of each month students have to count their money and get to go shopping at our "Class Store," which has items that parents have donated or little toys, trinkets, and candy. Students had to decide how much money they had, whether they could afford the item they wanted to purchase, and how much money they would get back, (if any). Some students purchased one thing and put the rest of the money back in their bank account to add to next month's money. Others kept shopping and shopping until there was no more money left. This is such a fun way for students to see the a real-life application of using money. Don't worry...credit cards were not accepted-CASH ONLY!
Time is really flying by! We just celebrated the end of the 2nd Nine Weeks! Students earned new pins for the different learning clubs that they have worked hard to get into. They also earned awards for their academic achievements, reading goal, behavior, attendance. We recognized two "soaring eagles" and two "class bucket fillers." I am so proud of each student! Awards! on PhotoPeach