This morning we took a little bit of time to clean, rearrange the room, and find a new desk partner. I think change is a good thing and we definitely needed to mix things up a bit. The kids did a GREAT job of helping me. I came over to school late last night to do it myself and I didn't quite know where to start because I had not had them clean up their area very well so it didn't take me long to decide to wait until this morning when they could help. =) Some of them worked up a bit of a sweat, but our room sure looked WONDERFUL when we finished. Winter may have been a little upset because we don't have near the treasurers for him to find on the floor now, but I promised the kids he'd be just fine with celery and carrots.
Once things were picked back up we worked on taking a practice spelling test and alphabetizing our spelling words. We also had time for a few quick games of spelling bingo to help us get ready for our TEST tomorrow. I realize this is a tougher list for some of them, but these are all words that we are misspelling when we are writing or they come off of the 3rd grade Dolch sight word list. Next week we will be back to patterns and a differentiated list.
After library check out we took just a little bit of time to review nouns and then talk about VERBS. We have needed to move to a new part of speech for the last week or so and we haven't had time with working on our FLAT PEOPLE project so today we made sure to MAKE time for our verb lesson.
We listened to this short Lights! Camera! Action Verb!!! clip and then talked about examples of words that could be ACTION VERBS. Today's verb lesson was fairly easy for us because we all could think of words that we could get up and act out. One of the kids even mentioned "clean" because we had just finished cleaning our room and they thought that was MOST CERTAINLY an action!
Tonight in their RED FOLDERS there is a reading calendar. I told them this afternoon that I would not send home an additional math page this evening because I wasn't sure how long we would be without power. They lucked out there and had a little less to do this evening which is never a bad thing on such a nice evening!
Sorry this is such a late blog, but even after the power came back on we didn't have internet at school for quite some time.
Hope you have enjoyed the evening!