We have been having fun all week! We started with a scary story on Monday. It is included in my Ordinals pack
. It is a ghost story to review ordinals. The kids loved being able to change the little boy faces.
Today we earned a big celebration.
I told my kids that my grandma was a witch and she left me a brew recipe. I have shared a blank pattern so you can create your own.
We filled ours and then we moved on with the brew.
We started our brew! If you are interested in the witch craftivity
check out the previous post.
To set the table I used IKEA plates, glasses, napkins and confetti. It was quite cheap. With every step we added it to our recipe.
All the ingredients were pretty simple: milk, sugar, yogurt, cocoa, nutella, cream…
Each kid got a small glass with brew. They loved it!
This is going to be great year! I am teaching a wonderful group of 26 secondgraders. And I am also teaching ART in English during specials!!!
I have found so many cool ideas that I won’t have time to fit them all in a single school year.
I needed a simple craft to start the year and review some colors/numbers vocabulary. I found this cute one in pinterest and it worked wonders! Check it in Michelle’s blog
I loved how she arranged the bulletin board.
This craft does not need lots of preparation. But as I only get 40 minutes a week for each group I prepared it as much as I could so it would fit in only one lesson.
The craft had to be a purpose for using English language so before making anything I taped the color on the blackboard (Yes, we still use blackboards… ). Then we wrote their names and counted the letters. They quickly understood it so we moved on with the making.
At first I stood by the colored papers so every kid should ask: Can I have some ‘blue’ paper, please?
Then I had to move to help some kids with the tearing process… It can be difficult for some firstgraders. One of the kids was in charge of the paper. And when they finished they could help the kids with the longer names.
I could not be happier with the results :)In my own classroom we were working with descriptions. I created a simple handout to write about themselves and a template to draw their portraits. You could use it in different ways.
We used the first paragraph to write about our face, the second one was for general appearance and the last one for our personality.
We did not write our names so we could use it as a guess who game during Open House next week.
As the kids were drawing I realized how similar their drawings are to my own clip art. This makes me feel honored.:)
This week we had lots of fun! End of the year is close so I am trying to make things as fun as possible as everyone is tired at this point of the year.
Then we could move on with the practice!
With the world cup so near it was very exciting practicing it with this game:
It is super simple. Have you heard about pares o nones? It is just a simple game:
One player chooses Odd and the other Even.
Then both say:
1, 2, 3…. PARES o NONES?
1, 2, 3…. ODD or EVEN?
And both students show a hand with the number that they choose.
In our case the referee determines the winner and he or she moves to the next ‘match’.
We have a Champion 1 and a Champion 2 so both final players take the crown home that day.
This game is very popular in my first grade classroom. They play on their own and the crowns go home almost every day.
We are studying transports at the same time so Odd and Even street were a must:
We did a number dictation and put them in order while talking about houses in real streets.
We did this little foldable streets and had fun playing with them creating our city with traffic signals and little cars.