Hello! I have gotten behind on posting photos of our weekly arts and crafts activities, so I’m going to attempt to catch up some this morning. For fall, we focused more on quick and crafty projects than on detailed creations in the style of a particular artist. We created fall wreaths near the beginning of fall, “boo books” around Halloween, and colorful turkeys when we returned from fall break. Find photos of our Halloween and Thanksgiving crafts below. Thanks to Teachers Pay Teachers for these awesome, free downloads! Find more photos of art projects I’ve found online and done with my classes on my Pinterest page.
Happy Monday! This week in ELA, we are working with contractions! Below are some fun videos that we watched in class today to begin our ELA lesson.
Upon returning from our fall break, we began chapter 5 in Go Math! This chapter focuses on subtraction with regrouping. I was excited to introduce this educational song, with helpful rhymes in it, to our class yesterday!
Welcome back to school! I hope you enjoyed your fall break. Today we had some time to review sentence editing during our ELA block. Deciding where to add punctuation and capital letters when given two or three run-on sentences proved to be difficult for many scholars in our class. Below is a fun, short video I found to remind us what a complete sentence needs!
While I tend to lean more toward the artsy-style with projects I enjoy doing with my class so that they learn fundamental visual arts skills, I know that a simple craft can be just as fun to complete and also aids in developing fine motor skills in tiny hands. Last week, I did a quick Google search on my break before finding an image that inspired what we would create–fall wreaths, using construction paper and our hands for the shape! To add a little academics to our craft, I wrote fall words on the board for students to copy onto the pieces of their wreaths. Find some photos of last week’s art time below!
Last week for ELA, we focused on the hard g and soft g sounds and defining and using nouns! Below are some videos that we watched during the week, before creating word lists of our own.
Below are some lists we created as a whole-class, focusing on our ELA skills: