## Wednesday, March 18, 2015

### It's the Little Things...shamrocks, leprechauns, and prepositions!!

Hello Everyone!
I hope your week is going well! My last post suggested that it had been a few years since we've gotten to enjoy St. Patrick's Day at school. Well, that changed this week!  Finally we got to enjoy some shamrock, leprechaun, and rainbow fun...and believe me, there was a ton of learning going on!! Take a look!
 Morning Work---ABC Order

 Math Notebook- All in Green! :)

 Our Number Operator Page looks awesome in green!

 Graphing in Math! Lucky!!

 Math Tub...More Graphing!

 What is all this green for?

 Practicing Fractions!! 1/4!

 4/4 = one whole!

 Practicing ai words on a rainbow!

 Finding gold!

 And creating something out of the wrapper!

 Rainbow Shape and Color poem

 "Living under a rainbow" writing

We had fun learning through all the colors!!  Thanks for letting us share!
If you would like to try some these, maybe next year...CLICK HERE!!!

Next week we will try to introduce kids to prepositions. This is a tricky concept for our young learners.  We will also begin learning about life cycles, specifically chickens...so...Rosie is coming back for a visit!  You know from Rosie's Walk, by Pat Hutchins!!!  I love using this book to explore position and direction words, so it is also perfect for prepositions.  I put together a mini unit on prepositions with Rosie as our focus.  Here are some pics of what is included.

The hands on visual retelling preposition book's pattern is included in the unit.
If you are looking for a simple way to help kids make connections with prepositions... For your copy of the mini unit, CLICK HERE!

Phew, I didn't mean for this post to be so long, but I couldn't wait to share this little peek into our world of wonder!!  Sometimes we forget that the little things, even leprechauns and shamrocks can...and do... engage kids into learning. Connecting hands to heads and hearts is what I love about being a teacher!

Have a great rest of the week! Stay tuned for more!
Joyfully!
Nancy