~Becky and Greg
Hi everyone, it's Becky! Greg and I are linking up with DoodleBugs Teaching and sharing this Five For Friday! I'm going to start it off!
Thursday was our 100th day of school! I got the idea for my shirt here on Pinterest. The boys helped me with the leaf fingerprints. I love how it turned out! I also loved all of the cute ideas my first graders came up with for their shirts.
Our day was a lot of fun! I used a lot ideas from the lovely and talented Cara Carroll! The students enjoyed all of them, especially creating the 100 cup structures! They were very exited to use their iPads to take pictures of the different things they created. I think we are going to use those pictures next week with a journal app so they can write about all of the fun we had together! They also wrote about how they created their 100th day shirts.
Our class joined Pawsitively Teaching for her Valentines Exchange! We had a little Valentine Send Off Celebration. I read off the names of the schools and the states they are from, and my students picked out the Valentines to send to each class. We are so excited to receive Valentines from around the US!
Greg here, taking over the four and five spot on our 5 for Friday! Monday marked the beginning of a new semester which meant that Monday was like the first day of school all over again! Rather than worry about all of the housekeeping items, I had my AP US History students complete a historical thinking skills walk-through I created last weekend! I wanted to familiarize them with the skills defined by the CollegeBoard, and Finding Nemo seemed like the ideal way to integrate the concepts in a very unthreatening way. Take a crack at the questions!
I’ve been developing a graphic organizer for the past few weeks, and finally presented it to my principal today. I used multicolored concentric circles to represent ripples rolling out from an event. I attempted it with my students a few weeks ago while analyzing the effects of World War II. Students used the inner most circles to identify the most important effects of the war while the exterior circles were less important. Although the experiences with this organizer went well, I continued to develop and revise some additional examples and formats. I’m going to retry it during my formal observation in a few weeks - fingers crossed!
Thanks for stopping by and checking out our Five for Friday! We hope you have a great weekend!
~Becky and Greg
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We are Becky and Greg from York, PA. Becky just started her 11th year of teaching first grade. Greg has begun his 13th year as a high school social studies teacher. We love teaching and this blog is a peek into our world.
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