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Sunday, January 27, 2013

Football Units Winners and Much More!

Hi friends!
We just spent a week on weight.  We wanted to bump our current program's lessons up a notch so we used these cards from Everyday Math.  

I put my kids in groups of 3 and gave them each a set of cards and a box of base tens and ones. 

I told them that I wanted them to put the cards in order from the least amount of weight to the most.  I also wanted them to represent the number with base tens.  This way I was hitting one of our standards while we talked about weight!  I also loved the problem solving it took for my kids to figure this out.  I LOVE anything that involves my kids thinking.  They really enjoyed this activity and plan on doing more project-type activities soon!

We also tried out this SUPER fun activity to review verbs and adjectives.

It is called Spider Web and I read about it HERE!  Like many/all of you, I am trying to do it all.  Technology/Arts/Common Core.  This post has some great ideas for integrating Drama elements into your every day classroom!

So how my version of Spider Web worked:
Me:  Hi! My name is Mrs. King and I can "JUMP"
roll the yarn to another student and say "Bobby- what can you do?"
Bobby: My name is Bobby and I can "SPRINT"
and so on.
We unraveled the yarn by saying:
"Hi I am Mrs. King and I am "ARTISTIC!"

Talk about problem solving- unraveling this web was a little bit of a challenge, but we did it, and I know the next time will be even better!A little bit of public speaking with a parts of speech review and voila- my kids are wide awake and ready to go!

Just in case you are wondering....February Busy Teacher is ALMOST finished! 
<Do I dare say it will be posted tomorrow night???>

I wanted to thank my wonderful friends for helping me throw this giveaway! If you don't know them- a. you are missing out b. what are you waiting for????

  

So without further adieu, the winners of the following fantastic units:




 Be looking for an email ladies!

7 comments:

  1. Love you Katie King! Thanks for doing the giveaway!

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  2. Yay! This lesson is coming up and it always makes us cringe. Love the idea of breaking them into groups. We'll be using this this week! Thanks for the fabulous tip!
    ~Christy & Tammy
    Fluttering Through First Grade

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  3. I love football season! :) So sad that it is ending...but...it lives on in CENTERS!!! :) Wooo! :)

    Loved your spider web activity! You are so brave! :) I have 10 boys...I can only imagine what our web would look like! LOLOL!!!

    Tamara

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  4. Cute idea Katie with the weights. Love it!

    ღDeAnne
    First Grade and Fabulous

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  5. Hey gorgeous - I shouted you out in my post today. :) Hoping you've entered my giveaway, too. :) Smiles - Lisa
    Growing Firsties

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