Reading goals, Veterans Day, Prepositions..oh my! I am linking up with Doodle Bug’s teaching for Five for Friday.
1. Happy Veterans Day!
We had a gorgeous day full of sunshine on Wednesday. Our local park had a beautiful display of hundreds of US flags with handwritten thank you notes on them.
One of my favorite bulletin boards that I see in the fourth grade wing of my school is courtesy of Dots N’ Spots. Her Dog Tag Writing Craft is just precious!
2. Reading Goals Bulletin Board Display
After sorting through my students’ reading goals that they wrote, I formed six different reading groups.
Each group worked together to create a common goal. Goals included improving reading fluency, reading more at home, focusing more, and reading a variety of genres.
I took a picture of each group, as each student was holding a book that they were reading to help them with their reading goal. In the upcoming months, these groups will have time to meet about how they will reach their goal and provide support for each other.
3. Using Quotes as Writing Prompts
“There is no such thing as a kid who hates reading. There are kids who love reading, and kids who are reading the wrong books.” (James Patterson)
I absolutely love using quotes in the classroom. I use quotes for reading and writing workshop. (This leads me to number 4! ) I always give a brief mini-lesson and then have my students write and reflect about the quote.
4. World Kindness Day
For our reading workshop mini-lesson, we made inferences with friendship quotes to celebrate National Kindness Day.
I love how this student wrote, “I have your back” on her illustration!
5. Leftover Lollipops?!?
My students and I turned them into “ghosts” for a fun writing activity. We wrapped a string around the Kleenex and draw a friendly little face. I played the Ghost Buster theme song as one student as a time wen to go hide their ghost in the classroom. We then went on a ghost hunt, found all the ghosts, and wrote a preposition to describe the position of the ghost. My students then took home the ghosts and repeated the activity at home for homework.
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TGIF!!! Have a wonderful weekend!