Wednesday, October 19, 2011

I need "fluff"

Some of my co-workers kinda chuckle when I say this---but I need "fluff" in my day.  I need to make my days as fun as possible--ESPECIALLY on testing days.  This week we were taking our quarterly assessments (our testing is based on Treasures Reading series, and Envisions Math).  I needed a break The kids needed a break! I feel like sometimes when you have so many mandated assessments and textbooks to use, that no matter how fun I try to make it---it just seems BLAH! Anywho...

I love the story The Little Old Lady Who Was Not Afraid of Anything.  It's such a fun read aloud....and there's so many possibilities with this story..sequencing, retelling, onomatopoeia, predictions....and the list goes on.  I TOTALLY love children's books (Please don't ask me what the last adult book I read was lol).  When I'm doing something out of my normal routine, I like to have it all prepared (never know when you need a sub--ya know?)-so it's not a lot, but here's a few activities for the story.  I also found a website with these cute scarecrows.  I put the link in the file....but I added a glyph to go with it (also in the download).  However, today as we were working on the glyph--I had them use the hair pieces to represent their age. 

**Sidenote**I had one little guy who asked me (as I was making mine with them to demonstrate) if I were going to do the same--and he said, "What do you need---fif?" and he stopped....I said WHAT???---of course we laughed, but geesh--lol

Okay--back on topic.  I had forgotten how long it takes to do a craft project with firsties....but they did turn out cute. OHHHH and guess what????? I took pictures--kinda---sorta....well, I  used my phone so they didn't turn out great, but it's a start right? :)






**The last picture is kinda blurry--I had a little helper my son clinging loving on me as I was snapping it

2 comments:

  1. Thank you for the freebies! My class heard this story at the library on Monday, but it was a book on tape and the reader did not do a good job at all, so I am planning to read it again! Now I'll have a cute activity to go along!

    Jennifer @ Herding Kats In Kindergarten

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  2. Thanks for sharing all of your fabulous freebies! We use Treasures and Envision as well, so it is nice to see what someone else is doing with the same resources. I so totally agree about the need for Fluff! I feel like all of the fun has been sucked out of teaching and learning, so I try to squeeze some fluff in when I can, which is not much.

    Thanks again!!!

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