You know those cute little Groundhogs that have been floating around Pinterest and Bloggyland? Well, I wish I knew where they originated from. (So thank you to all of you FABULOUS CREATIVE teachers!) I saw them...cute little critters they were...and decided to have my class take a go at them. The only pattern they used was the a circle head. Everything else they created on their own. I was quite proud of the way they turned out. They look so cute hanging in the hallway....see for yourself...
Here is a picture of two of them---didn't they turn out cute?
Then today, we were discussing penguins. I had my students write one fact that they knew about penguins and one question they had about penguins. Here are some examples of their work.
Look at his cute little penguin!!
The next writing is from one of my little guys who ALWAYS tries his best. He's so unsure of himself and needs that confidence boost.....how can you NOT love his penguin picture? :)
Alrighty, now to wrap up this blog post....I feel like I've been doing place value FOR-EV-ER!! My kiddos are usually pretty good in math, but some of them just look at me lost. I made up a practice sheet with standard, tens/ones, and expanded form. It's a sort. I hope someone else is able to use it. Have an AWESOME night bloggy friends! :)
Here's the place value sort: