Down on the Farm (day 4)
Is it just me or has this week been crazy?? I feel like every time I sit down to do something, something else comes up! 🙂
Here is what we did today–short and sweet!
We started our day by reading What Comes from Trees. It is a little book I got from Scholastic a few years ago, but it talks about all the things that we get from trees (rubber tires, chocolate, syrup, etc.)
During our Writer’s Workshop mini-lesson today, I introduced exclamation points. You would have thought that it was the greatest thing ever invented! I also showed the children how to make thought bubbles and also showed them how to use an ABC chart to assist them in writing. I made a recording sheet (will post it soon!) to use so I can track their growth in writing.
We used our Predictable Chart to make some cut-up-sentences:
Here they are holding up the words in this sentence.
The children love to laugh when I read the sentence out loud in it’s all mixed up state!
We also completed our Roll A Pattern Block Scarecrows:
I found this idea on another website, the Virtual Vine, I think, but I had to create it myself. I will post it soon for all of you to use (if you want it!)
We also added more coffee grounds, apple cores, and newspaper to our composting bin today! It actually smells pretty good right now! The worms will be arriving next week!