So to start this lesson, we completed a mystery box activity. We were working on inferencing this week, so I figured this would be a fun way to start. In the box I had a little bag with some Oreos, a whopper, and some candy corn. Students first made guesses with NO clues to what could be in the box. (I'm sorry I thought I had pictures of this but I can't find them.) Then I passed out one of four clues to each student. They had to make a group so that their group had all 4 clues. They copied the clues down and then tried to infer what was in the box. They actually had some good guesses based on the clues. When I told them what we were doing they were ecstatic!
So we made some Turkey Treats.
And then we spent the rest of the week writing. I worked with my struggling writers to help them really grasp the concept of writing sentences in logical order and not just listing things. Pull.My.Hair.Out...
|In these pics above they were working with groups to try and write out the steps in order before writing a paragraph. Shortly after they started this, I pulled a few kids to work with me on it.|
But the end result was super cute anyways!
And I just want to give a huge shout out to my friend Tara at ...and they all fall down... Last night we were having a discussion about to do lists.. if you know me, you know I have many of them...all over the place. And if I lose one...look out because I will be a one woman wrecking crew until I find it. Well you see this post is almost a month late... because I just had no way to keep track of what blog posts I wanted to do and when. And then I would forget. So she whipped up this snazzy little thing and I am in my glory!
|Don't mind my blurred out writing.. I don't want to spoil any surprises.|
And she also found ANOTHER phenomenal list of to do lists for me to choose from. And choose I did. This page is second in my stapled pack and is what I am going to be using each week for my school to do list.
|Don't get excited for me that there isn't anything written. I just haven't written on it yet because I am in denial that I have anything to do this week!|
Tara- you rock! Thanks for all your help!
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