I've heard from a couple of parents recently that their kids are really into word searches so I thought I'd incorporate some into our choices. I also added some of my February Writing and Word Work centers.
What a difference!! The kids are ALL engaged and working the whole time. Teacher Love!
Before she left for her own lunch, their teacher put on some soft piano music. I've told the kiddos since the beginning of the year that when they are eating really nicely it is just like being in a "fancy restaurant" complete with soft music and (imaginary) candles on the tables. Today I told them that I was looking for some extra-special tables to "light their fancy table candles" and a hush fell over the classroom. Haha! I tiptoed around the classroom and flicked my fingers in the center of the quietest tables to "light their candles" and TA-DA...! Calm, quiet lunchtime! Awesome!!
Christina at Hanging Around In Primary posted a brilliant idea - one that had never crossed my mind before... exchange cards at the beginning of the day and actually use them for something!!
Kiddos distributed their goodies into the mailboxes (paper bags) we decorated yesterday. Then, they settled back into their seats to take a look at their loot and do some sorting. We've been working on data management, so the timing couldn't have been more perfect.
Using Christina's freebie, the students tallied up the different kinds of cards they received, then created a graph with the data. I was amazed at how engaged and into this activity they were! It will definitely be on my must-do list for next year!
last week's post. I love watching the big kids interacting with the little kids! They were such a huge help - I couldn't have pulled this off on my own...
The final results were awesome!
Afterward, we had a few minutes to squeeze in some Franklin before heading down to the gym for a Just Dance party! (The "big kids" were just as quiet and absorbed in the video as the little ones! Awesome!)
What a truly Awesome week!! (And to top it off, this is a long weekend!! Woo hoo for the Family Day holiday!!)
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