So many things to share..
Isn't it great to FINALLY get your kiddos into a routine?!
I have been loving using the Daily 5 ( we do the Daily 4) in my classroom and
Math Workshop. It has given me more time to work in small groups
with my kiddos that need that extra one on one. I also feel like the other activities are keeping
my higher level students challenged.
I thought I'd share with you our week in pictures with some of the fabulous
TPT products I used with my students this week.
We used this as a station for our Family Reading Night , and I have used it as an activity for when students are finished with their work. It's been a fabulous way to practice author's purpose.
3. Summarizing Task Cards by Rachel Lynette
I also used this as a station for our Family Reading Night. The parents would read the cards to their children, and have the child tell summarize the paragraph.
4. "Owl"Star Kids Book Club Kit- I have also been using book clubs/literature circles with my 3rd graders. I love the book club discussions I am hearing from my students! I wanted to take those discussions to a new level using many of the terms we have been working on such as author's purpose, summarizing, connections, inferences, and so forth. I also wanted my students to incorporate that "show evidence from the text to support your answer" which is one of the Common Core Standards. So I created an "Owl Star" book club kit for my students. Each student chooses a question from the "Owl Star" book club container to research and prepare for their book club discussion the night before. After completing it for the first time this week, I really liked the higher level of questioning and discussion that was taking place in the book clubs.
Thanks for stopping by! I will send the first 3 people who comment on this post about how they would use or how they use book clubs/literature circles in their classroom a copy of the "Owl"Star Kids' Book Club Kit. Please include your e-mail address.
Have a fabulous Monday!