We’re a little off topic today (our theme is supposed to be The Little Red Hen), but since I was out yesterday pulling mommy sick duty and elections today-we went with that. I have MANY pictures to show you, so I will post minimal words for now and go back and add details later:
Basically the bulk of our day was spent on elections. We voted in the morning for our favorite flavors of ice cream (chocolate, vanilla, strawberry) and then we used our Writer’s Workshop time to write about why we chose that flavor and what our favorite flavor was. You can find the ballot and writing page on the PDF page under “i” for ice cream. We also practiced writing letter “e’s” (seemed to be difficult for most this year) and did very well on that. We also looked at pictures of the candidates and talked about each one, what the kids knew about them and then we read our Scholastic News all about voting. After recess, we tallied our votes from our election, declared vanilla this year’s winner and then colored an American Flag. I also passed out “I voted” stickers to all the children.
I have other pictures to post, but my computer is running incredibly slow, so they will wait until tomorrow (they are of the new things I put in my Literacy Work Stations)