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We had a busy week working on end of the year assessments, learning about biographies, fairy tales, 3-D shapes and cleaning our very messy desks!!
1. This week we read five different versions of Cinderella and compared each of them. We read the original version, which is always a favorite. Then we read "Seriously, Cinderella is So Annoying!". This version is told by the Step Mother. It's quite comical! Then we read "Cinder Edna". Cinder Edna is Cinderella's practical neighbor, who knows how to make 16 different versions of tuna casserole! "Cinder Elly" is a modern version of Cinderella, visiting a basketball game instead of a ball. Our last story was a prehistoric version of Cinderella called "Dinorella". Our kiddos really liked this one!
Students worked with partners to compare Cinderella to one of the other characters - the Step Mother, Cinder Edna, Cinder Elly, or Dinorella. They came up with some great ways that they were alike and different.
2. In math this week, we focused on 3-D shapes. We learned about the edges, faces, and vertices for each type of 3-D shape. We created 3-D shapes with marshmallows and toothpicks. We love "food math" activities!! Then students went on an I-Spy 3-D shapes around the room using real world examples.
3. We also spent some time practicing our math facts on xtra math. The kiddos really love racing against the teacher! One student earned 60 smiley faces in a row!! He was so proud!!
4. Our kiddos have been so chatty lately! So, we moved our seats around and then realized how messy our desks were. Sooooooo . . . we had to clean them out! It was a process for sure!
As we are wrapping up the end of the year, we are working on our end of the year portfolios. All year I have been collecting work my students have completed. We are going to take all of that work and put it together in a portfolio/memory book.
I have created labels that the students use to write about their work - why it was hard or why they are proud of it. I copy the labels onto shipping size labels (2x4) and they can attach them to the back of any piece.
I also created some memory book pages that we are going to include in our portfolios. Students will have fun writing about their friends, favorite things, what they love about their class, looking forward to next year, etc. I can't wait to read what our kiddos write on their memory pages!
If you would like a copy for your class, click on the pictures above or HERE.
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Hope everyone has a fantastic end of the year! (If you are already on break, I am officially jealous!!)