Monday, October 29, 2012

Map it out Monday: 10/ 29/ 12 and BATS!

Wow what a crazy week. I was unable to return which made me a little sad because I waned to share some great pics with you. PLUS it was my birthday on Saturday. That is right I am now 31 years old. :P

So my classes are way backed up and we have TONS to get done but I did manage to get my kids to create some great things. FYI, because I teach both K and 1st ELL several of my kids are with me for multiple years. I don't want them to do the same thematic things twice so I try, whenever possible to do different activities with them. Thanks to you all I can. :) This year Kinder is working with Spiders and 1st did Bats. It was wonderful. Anyway...

Welcome back for:
Theme: Spiders
Phonemic Awareness skill: Onset and Rime
Phonics: Letter of the week: Hh (Alphafriend Nile Noodle)
Sight/ HFW word: no, yes
Vocab:arachnid, abdomen, dangerous, helpful
 Comprehension skill: Summarizing

Theme: Bats
Phonemic Awareness skill: Blending Phonemes
Phonics: r controlled vowels, contractions with 's & short i review
Sight/ HFW word: also, color, funny, many, some
Word families: -ick and -ill
 Comprehension skill: Summarizing

2nd and 3rd grade Writing for week of 10/29/12
Topics covered: Voice trait review, Sentence Fluency trait, Editing marks and Descriptive Writing. 
Focus on having complete sentence.

Here are some great pics of my 1st graders bats.
Check out what this lil genius wrote...

I hope to be back with more pictures VERY soon, like tomorrow. Cross your fingers. :)
Have a great week!


  1. Wonderful bat stories from the firsts! It must be great to have the kids for two years and see their progress. Renee

    1. It is nice, but I have noticed this year that by the 3rd year with me we both need a change. I hate giving them up though.

  2. The bat writing projects are adorable. Thanks for sharing all the pics!

    Peacocks & Penguins

    1. They were precious. I was very proud of them.


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