Wednesday, June 20, 2012

‘TWAS THE DAY BEFORE…

…THE LAST DAY OF SCHOOL and all through the classroom, first graders were stirring! There was packing to be done.  There was fun to be had! We had to stay busy so our day wouldn’t be bad, hahahhaaa!

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I know the rhyme was terrible, but the fun my kids had creating these little projects was incredible!  Luckily, we have enough computers in our classroom to complete research with about half the class online, in pairs.  You can read my previous post {here} to check out the resource we used.

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Each pair was allowed to search and read about a personality of their choice.  One student was the reader, the other was the writer.  After completing the online research, they returned to their desks to write two facts, their personality’s name, and to draw a simple setting that reflected what they learned about the person. 

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You could have heard a pin drop in our room!  Kid’s were clicking and reading! Reading and writing. Writing, cutting, and drawing! They were super engaged.  After all of the projects were completed {and they took some time to complete……*wink, *wink:-)}, we set aside some time to share them. 

Did that happen? We would have liked for it too, but sadly…..it did not! That darn clock kept ticking and we had to pack up and go home for the day.

Like these simple foldables?  Here’s a few pictures to help you fold and cut to create them for your class of A+ Kiddos.

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…and there you have it!  Thanks for sticking around! My little blog has really been growing over the last few days and my wheels are turning about how to celebrate reaching 200 followers! Wow!!! I’m thinking of a play on the number 2! Two times the fun can’t be bad, right?

Here’s a little freebie for ya to say thank you for following and sticking around to the end of this lengthy post! Whew!  The first page would serve as a good alternative to the foldable. There are 4 additional pages for use during the first few days of school. 
I hope you’ll find it useful.  Bye for now, bloggy buds!

boywriting2012

4 comments:

  1. What a great idea! Thanks for sharing it :)

    and yay for last day of school!! I bet you can't wait for summer!

    Katie
    Dirty Hands and Lesson Plans

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  2. Congratulatons on 200 followers! Thank you for the freebie. It is a really cute idea.
    Have a fun summer!
    Amy
    Where Seconds Count 2nd grade blog

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  3. I like those foldables. Thanks for sharing the pictures.

    ❀Barbara❀
    Grade ONEderful
    Ruby Slippers Blog Designs

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  4. What a terrific freebie! I also never thought of having them do research that way...one reads, one writes, brilliant!
    Thank you for sharing this at TBA and linking up! {and your rhyme rocked!}
    ~Fern
    Fern Smith’s Classroom Ideas!
    Fern Smith’s Pinterest Boards!

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