Students can work in pairs or groups and using their own silhouttes write in what their character traits would be in colored chalk. At the end when they share their character traits with the class have them give an example of why that trait fits them or describes them. These would make a pretty hallway display!
Tuesday, March 4, 2014
Here is an anchor chart I created for a 4th grade classroom. After reading the story, Moon Runners, they will use context clues (students filled out grpahic organizers during the reading of the story that listed the characters thoughts, actions, and words) to infer character traits! I laminated the chart so the teacher can write the traits the kids come up with in the silhouette of that character.
Wednesday, February 5, 2014
Thursday, January 30, 2014
This blog captured some of the cutest Valentine ideas I've seen in awhile and the best part is they are all free printables!! I found two for my kiddos this year, maybe you can find one too! In case you aren't sure here is a couple of the ideas they have there:
Just click the big pink logo at top to go see them!
Wednesday, January 29, 2014
Amongst my crazy schedule I finally made my way back to a scrapbook crop!! My long time love affair with Creative Memories has come to a crashing hault as the news that CM is going out of business. However God is good and just happened to place me under a Close to My Heart consultant, LaJeania Hicks, at my new job this year!!
So feeling slightly out of place but accepted all the same I entered a new dimension of scrapbooking tonight. We shall see where this new journey takes my crafting but in the meantime I wanted to share a couple layouts I completed tonight.
The first was the "teach" the consultant did and she had the kit all cut and ready for us to attack:
You can find a better picture of this layout and follow her amazing blog chock full of ideas and beautiful designs at "Scrap Till You Drop".
The second one was a layout I did for an album my mom is actually working on:
Until next time...
Tuesday, January 28, 2014
Thursday, December 19, 2013
By Ivy Morrison
Peppermints abound at Christmas time,
It’s out with bananas, melons, and lime.
But why should I wait for such a sweet taste?
In my cookies, my cocoa and my coffee! Make Haste!
Peppermints come in so many ways.
Any form or shape I will eat just the same.
Such as ice-cream and candy and chocolate – Oh my!
Oh my word – could you picture a peppermint pie?!
But when Christmas time is just about over,
I’ll start to freak out and run to Ms. Toler.
I’ll scream “OH NO! The stores have run out!”
To which she’ll respond “Heavens’ sakes child, don’t pout!”
At Tarkington Intermediate it is poetry time with 4th grade language arts! Before the holidays they had some fun coming up with Christmas themed Shape Poems and Concrete Poems! During my Tutorials I decided to go ahead and make one along with the students. Above is my ode to peppermints, my absolute FAVORITE flavor!!
And in case anyone wondered who the heck Ms. Toler is...she is our lovely librarian. And in case you're STILL curious she is pictured below :)
Isn't she cute?!