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Monthly Archives: October 2013

We read the story Franklin’s Halloween and discussed Ordinal Numbers.  We practiced counting using ordinal numbers and then played a matching game using ordinal numbers.  Students stood in line holding Halloween pictures, and the other students play the game by asking a person to turn their card over using their ordinal position.  If the students get a match they get a point and the person in line keeps their cards turned over.

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As Halloween approaches we posted a new poem and song for our class to learn.  We read a poem called The Halloween Surprise and learned new sight words to go along with our word wall.

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We practiced reading the poem and then sang along to the song on CD with copies of the lyrics.

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We discussed on how the problem was that the main character was lost and they found a scary house.  The solution was that the house was scary because the narrator’s friends threw a surprise Halloween party.  Student’s make their own Halloween invitation cards to our classroom Halloween party.

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As a whole class we read The Very Hungry Caterpillar and made patterns of our choosing.

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As a whole group we read The Cat in the Hat as part of our year long Dr. Seuss unit that we are doing with the 2nd and 3rd graders.  As a whole group we discussed the rules that were broken in the book and how the kids weren’t supposed to have visitors while mom is out of the house.

We then broke up into our reading buddy groups and the students shared with each other rules they have at their house.  Then the students made their own houses out of construction paper and wrote a list of rules that moms and dads have at their house.

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We read the book The Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly and used pictures of the different animals she swallowed to re-tell the story.  Then students worked as a class to put the order of events back in the correct sequence.  Finally, my K-1 All-Stars illustrated and wrote the main character of the story as well as other characters to make a character map.

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In honor of the letter Q we had a Q U wedding today. Kids were allowed to dress up and everyone participated in the ceremony. We had the bride (letter Q), the groom (letter U), and the class were separated into the two families. The kids had a great time and enjoyed the ceremony. After the ceremony we had cupcakes other treats. The students were asked to bring presents that start with q. They brought things like q tips, quilts, and quarters.

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For one of our read out louds we read the story The Costume Party by Victoria Chess.  As a class we discussed how Halloween is coming up this month.  Students discussed what they wanted to be for Halloween.

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As a class we created a bar graph displaying what they’d like to be for halloween.  Student’s copied the class bar graph individually and described what category was picked the most.

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