First Grade Poetry Grid

Poetry is magic…it allows you to break all the rules about punctuation, capitalizaion and spacing you have been taught. Poetry is a ‘rule breaker’ in which creative license is given to writers. Catherine, “The Brown Bag Teacher” came up with “My Poetry Promise” in which students commit to responsibly using poetry’s special privileges. I, ___________, […]

March Challenge: Dinner Party

Judy Chicago created a three-dimensional artwork titled, The Dinner Party. This art represents thirty-nine place settings of famous historical women. From Sojourner Truth to Susan B. Anthony, each woman has a unique place-setting that includes a hand-painted china plate, ceramic flatware and chalice, and a napkin with an embroidered gold edge. In honor of Women’s […]

How to Catch a Star

First, we will read, How to Catch a Star by Oliver Jeffers. Next, students will break out to tables. Then, optimistic students will follow easypeasyandfun step-by-step directions and learn “How To Draw A Star”. Finally, students will burst with pride and share their accomplishement with every one! Congratulations you have just learned how to draw […]

Share a Coke with a Book Character!

Share a Coke with a Book Character!

An ice-cold Coke tastes best when shared together with friends, family and even strangers! That is the message behind the 2018 version of the “Share a Coke” campaign…I am sure you saw the advertisments! This campagian has been running for five consecutive summers.  Today, it is your turn to create your own “Share A Coke!” Which […]

Gingerbread House Day: Books & Coding & Challenge, Oh my!

Gingerbread House Day: Books & Coding & Challenge, Oh my!

Gingerbread House Day is observed annually on December 12. Gingerbread was a favorite food of an Armenian monk, Gregory of Nicopolis. Gregory brought gingerbread to Europe around 992 AD and taught French Christians to bake it. Gingerbread was often used in religious ceremonies and was baked to be sturdy as it was often molded into […]

Dewey Decimal System Day

The Dewey Decimal System Day is observed every year on December 10th in honor of Melvil Dewey. December 10, 1851, is the birthday of Melvil Dewey (1851-1931) inventor of the Dewey Decimal system of library classification. Dewey’s interest in simplification led him to create a system that revolutionized library science. Born Melville Louis Kosuth Dewey […]

All About Thanksgiving

All About Thanksgiving

Read the nonfiction book titled: Thank You Sarah, The Women Who Saved Thanksgiving by Laurie Halse Anderson. Sarah’s story is an inspiration for us to think about things we can do to make a difference in our communities. What are some ways you can make the community better?  Additional Activity Websites: Thanksgiving Timeline This site provides information about how Thanksgiving […]

Reader’s Theater: Stone Soup

Reader's Theater: Stone Soup

Readers Theater is an integrated approach for involving students in reading, writing, listening, and speaking activities.  It involves students in sharing literature, reading aloud, writing scripts, performing with a purpose, and working collaboratively. Last week,  student’s read Stone Soup by Marcia Brown. Stone Soup is an old French tale about soldiers who trick miserly villages into making them a feast. This title won […]

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