Friday, December 13, 2013

Peek At My Week 12/13

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The week started out with snow, ice, and rain. We actually had snow days on Monday and Tuesday, which made for a shorter week than planned. The opportunity to sleep in was a welcome one, for sure.

Craft  of the Week: Paper Plate Snowman 
(found different versions pinned HERE, which I used as inspiration)

I had googly eyes and precut hats, noses, and mouth pieces for easier and faster craft making. It was a great craft to work on WH questions, concepts (top, middle, bottom), sequencing and winter vocabulary!

This week, I used Granny's Candies for most of my groups. Sadly, I misplaced my original one somewhere, but I have the other 2 versions (just not the board or the candies, since they were in the original box). I use dot pages or just give chipper chat pieces, which work just as well.

The pink box focus on vocabulary (synonyms, antonyms, homophones, etc) and figurative language and the yellow box focuses on grammar. I was able to hit a ton of goals! For my 5th and 6th graders, we used Rachel Lynette's Free Task Cards to talk about nonfiction passages. My upper level grades are working on prediction, inferring, and summarizing (did you check out my new winter freebie?), so I do my best to change it up each week so they don't get too bored. 

Did you get a lot of snow?

1 comment:

  1. I've done the snowman before...I may have to pull it out in January for the preschool class.
    Have you thought about doing "Peek at My Week" as a weekly linky?