Spiderman Original Theme song

For Jaxon

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Exciting Writing.

This week we will be experiencing new and exciting things. So far we have been outside experiencing nature, watching different clips and selecting different activities to write about. We have been selecting different ways to express ourselves to make our writing fun.

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Some of us have been writing up rules to games we make up.

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Others have been writing about craft activities, making lists of materials etc

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Others have been writing a script for a play and making up stories with interesting characters.

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We have been building and constructing and using vocab from our experiences to write.

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This week – Learn double facts to 20

Many young learners use their fingers or counters when they first learn to add. Help your students learn strategies that help them add and subtract faster. Memorizing doubles facts will help them manipulate numbers and empower them to use multiple strategies to approach math problems.

http://www.brainpopjr.com/math/additionandsubtraction/doubles/grownups.weml

http://www.eduplace.com/math/mathsteps/1/a/

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Making writing fun

It is very important to motivate students, to get them to want to write. They need to know there is a purpose for writing.

This week we had fun making paper doll chains. Students had to listen and follow instructions to make their paper chain.

Students then had to write about their experience.

While students were making their chains, I recorded the vocab that they were using. The vocab was then available for them to use in their writing.

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Piggie and Gerald by Mo Willems

Room 4 loves to read the Piggie and Gerald books. They are very funny and entertaining.

These books help students to read with expression.

Visit http://www.mowillems.com/

piggy and gerald

Elephant and Piggie is a book series for early readers by Mo Willems. The series, which debuted in 2007 with two books, is done in a comic book style, and features two friends: an elephant, Gerald, and a pig, Piggie. The books are written in conversational style with Piggie’s words appearing in pink letter bubbles and Gerald’s appearing in grey letter bubbles. The books often address issues of friendship. Books are added to the series on a roughly quarterly schedule, with two books occasionally released on the same day.

#1 New York Times best-selling author and illustrator Mo Willems started his career on Sesame Street, where he garnered six Emmy Awards for his writing before changing the face of children’s literature with his groundbreaking picture books. Mo has been awarded a Caldecott Honor on three occasions (for Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus!Knuffle Bunny: A Cautionary Tale, and Knuffle Bunny Too: A Case of Mistaken Identity) and his acclaimed Elephant and Piggie early reader series received the Theodor Seuss Geisel Medal in 2008. He lives in Western Massachusetts

Word Contractions – Activities

A contraction is a shortened form of one or two words (one of which is usually a verb). In a contraction, an apostrophe takes the place of the missing letter or letters. Some contractions are: I’m (I am), can’t (cannot), how’s (how is), and Ma’am (Madam).

The following are activities hat will help teach students about word contractions.

http://www.firstschoolyears.com/literacy/word/punctuation/apostrophes/resources/Contractions%20Matching%20Cards.pdf

http://www.learninggamesforkids.com/vocabulary-games/contractions/contractions-card-flip.html

 

BE WILL WOULD HAVE HAD
I I’m
I am
I’ll
I will
I’d
I would
I’ve
I have
I’d
I had
you you’re
you are
you’ll
you will
you’d
you would
you’ve
you have
you’d
you had
he he’s
he is
he’ll
he will
he’d
he would
he’s
he has
he’d
he had
she she’s
she is
she’ll
she will
she’d
she would
she’s
she has
she’d
she had
it it’s (or ’tis)
it is
it’ll
it will
it’d
it would
it’s
it has
it’d
it had
we we’re
we are
we’ll
we will
we’d
we would
we’ve
we have
we’d
we had
they they’re
they are
they’ll
they will
they’d
they would
they’ve
they have
they’d
they had
that that’s
that is
that’ll
that will
that’d
that would
that’s
that has
that’d
that had
who who’s
who is
who’ll
who will
who’d
who would
who’s
who has
who’d
who had
what what’s/what’re
what is/what are
what’ll
what will
what’d
what would
what’s
what has
what’d
what had
where where’s
where is
where’ll
where will
where’d
where would
where’s
where has
where’d
where had
when when’s
when is
when’ll
when will
when’d
when would
when’s
when has
when’d
when had
why why’s
why is
why’ll
why will
why’d
why would
why’s
why has
why’d
why had
how how’s
how is
how’ll
how will
how’d
how would
how’s
how has
how’d
how had