Saturday, February 8, 2014

Valentine's Day Reading Craftivities and Valentine's Day Bump!
 We have had so much fun with reading this week!  After reading our basal story from our reading series, I had my students create a Box of Main Idea Chocolates!  Under each uniquely decorated chocolate, my students wrote the main topic, main idea, and four details from the story.  They then put a small amount of glue at the top of each chocolate so they could lift it up to reveal their answers!
   My students LOVE Splat the Cat!  After reading the story Love, Splat my students worked with a partner to create questions about the story.  They then wrote the question under the heart shaped cookie on their cookie sheet.  My students used their text evidence to write the answer to the question on the reverse side of the heart cookie.  They put a dab of glue at the top of their cookie so they can lift it up to reveal their question and answer.
On Friday, we read Splat the Cat Funny Valentine.  I had my students summarize the beginning, middle, and end of the story using the cute cupcake pattern above.  My class had so much fun this week creating all of their cute Valentine themed reading craftivities.  You can see all of the fun activities we made in the photograph above.  We can't wait to read more Valentine's Day stories and make some more fun reading projects next week!  Click on the pictures above to get all of these cute February themed reading craftivities!

In math, we played Valentine's Day Addition Bump since my students love playing bump games.  These games are fun and help them practice their math fact fluency at the same time!

Saturday, February 1, 2014

We Had "Snow" Much Fun Reading and Cute Money Pizza Craftivity!
 We have had "snow" much fun learning this past month!  I loved using Winter Themed Reading Comprehension Book Craftivities to get my students motivated about reading.
 We created our Cause and Effect Caps to practice determining the cause and effect of different events in our guided reading stories.  We also created Compare and Contrast Mittens to compare two stories that we read.
Click on the picture above to get all of these fun winter themed reading craftivities!
 In math, we finished our money unit! 
As a fun culminating activity, students created their favorite type of pizza to determine how much it would cost.  We used the pizza shop menu to calculate how much their pizza was worth.   
Here are the cute posters that come with this pack!
Leveled Money Word Problem Game Cards for Your Small Guided Math Group or Math Stations
Fun Menus and Word Problem Activities!
Click here to get this fun money word problem and craftivity pack!