Friday, September 27, 2013

Five for Friday

It's Friday my friends! Wahoo! Time for Five for Friday to check out what's going on in my classroom!

We read this ADORABLE book "A is for Musk Ox"

If you haven't read it yet, it's about a musk ox who writes an entire alphabet book about a musk ox. "A is for musk ox because musk oxen are awesome and live in Alaska." "B is for musk ox because musk oxen have black or brown fur." You get the picture.

After reading the book, my students got to start writing a book about them!! This is an ongoing project that we will work on all year long! Here is one student's letter "G". This is going to be fun!
If you'd like to snag this packet and do the activity with your kids, click on the picture below to download through Google Docs.

We also started our first research project of the year! They are so stinking excited! With the "Resident Expert: Research Process" packet {available in TpT, click on the cover page}, my kids are on their way to a successful research project!

We started off by doing a fun poem where the students listed out some of the things they'd like to do if they were in charge of their learning.
Then they went ahead and made a list of what they wanted to research. We will do this many times throughout the year so I wanted them to have a long running list to pull from through the year.
Next, it's time to plan! We wrote down what we knew about our topic and questions we had.
Then we took the questions we wrote, and organized them into sub topics so that our researching would not be so scattered.
After that we went to the library to check out books and then they will start researching on the computer next week. They are LOVING this!
I have made some fun posters and activities for teaching doubles! I hope this is something you could use in your classroom!

And this is a product you don't want to miss! It's a great set of print and go fall themed writing, reading, and math activities! A must have for the busy fall season!

And I must leave you with the cutest thing you've ever seen! She is sitting on her throne right next to me while I'm writing this post. I just love her!
Have a great Friday!
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  1. Wow - I love that book! Thanks for the fun suggestion and great freebie! Your Double the Trouble looks so adorable! Have a fabulous weekend!

    Lucky to Be in First

  2. I didn't even know about that book and I live in Alaska! Thanks for sharing! Now I'm off to Amazon!

    Teaching in the Tongass

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