So, I went on that little vent for a reason. To SHOW you what I will be doing for my observation tomorrow. We are working on SYMMETRY! I am SO excited for this lesson. You have no idea how long I have been waiting to do symmetry. I found a lesson on Cara Carroll's blog and well let's just say I am doing a spin off from hers!
First, we are discussing what symmetry is. I created this anchor chart to help introduce the concept to my students. I can't wait for my kiddo's to see it. They love, love, love the cutesy stuff!
After we go over the anchor chart we will then sit in a circle on the floor and I will have my kiddo's make the snowman symmetrical. As we do this we will discuss why he can be symmetrical and discuss other things that can also be symmetrical.
When we are finished with these two things I am going to give students a picture of themselves. But, here is the catch... their face is cut in half. They are going to draw the other half of their face to show that they are symmetrical. I am so excited to see these. I took pictures of them today and they are so curious as to WHY I had to take ALL of their pictures!! I can't wait !!!!!
Now, onto this weeks literacy stations... I only have one picture. It is a picture that may help though. When my kids do stations they are sorting and combining all sorts of cards and other things. Let's just say that it can be a mess. Well, today I gave students pocket charts to do the activities with and I must say... not one card on the floor. I can't hang up the pocket charts in my room because my room is literally the size of someones living room... take away half of it ;)... so not kidding right now. So, I had them rolled up and stored away... then all the sudden this morning it dawned on me... umm... these don't have to be hung up to be used! So, there we go! Now, I just need to go buy more! I only have 2!! Ahh
Now, onto my last thing. Our big focus in reading this week and next is Ay, and Ai digraphs. I created a packet to help with this concept. Right now we have the Scott Foresman reading series and it does not really offer a lot of hands on, student led opportunities so I have been creating, creating. here is the pack and a preview of it!
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