Saturday, January 25, 2014

How To Writing - Root Beer Floats

During the month of January, we do some exciting writing!  Our third graders work on How To Writing pieces (How to Build a Root Beer Float and How to Blow a Bubble).  We just finished our How to Build a Root Beer Float.  We first start out as a grade level and build a Root Beer Float together.  By the students giving directions, they quickly realize how specific they need to be and they need to give every detail!  From there, students draw the steps and then work on writing out the directions step by step.  This is a great time for us to work on transition words and talk about using a variety of catchy transitions instead of first, second, third, etc. Here are some pictures of the finished work!  They really enjoy this writing and it is very "eye-catching" and they enjoy seeing them out in the hallway!
Click on the picture to get the organizer!

****  We are in the process of making our "How to Blow a Bubble".  When it is done, I will post pics! ****


Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Snow, Cold, and Melonheadz!

Emily and I are on our third “Snow Day”!  The roads are still terrible in central Indiana but we are enjoying our extended Christmas vacation. 

Emily has been hard at work on a Martin Luther King Interactive Flipbook and I’m working on something for Antarctica-just can’t decide what!!

We are excited to officially be Melonheadz Addicts!!  We love Nikki’s graphics and any products we make using them are always top sellers!  Don’t you just love our new button????!!!
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