Monday, September 7, 2015

First Week Fun 2015

Here's some of the fun learning activities we had the first week of the 2015-2016 school year!

Our 1st day started by reading a message about what we would be learning...
W read First Day Jitters, followed by the poem "Jitter Juice". Students got to drink "Jitter Juice" while writing about a time they felt jittery on poem response forms. The poems and responses will be the 1st ones in our poetry folders.

We learned what a constitution is and signed/decorated pledge cards to display around our class one...

Our first math unit of the year is place value and rounding. The class played  a place value game in the gym to practice identifying numbers up to the nearest 1,000 and put them in order least-greatest.

The highlight of the week was our "Save Fred" science experiment...which could have had something to do with the candy involved! ; ) Students learned the steps involved in the scientific method, such as making a hypothesis, and then used teamwork to save "Fred", a gummy worm. Next week, we'll create flow charts to show the steps we used and write out the lab using scientific method terms. 

You can download free experiment printables at Save Fred at Teachers Pay Teachers

In writing, we began a poetry unit. After creating flipbooks to learn what list poems, acrostic poems, diamantes, haikus, and limmericks are we made paper plate biography poems to get to know one another. Next week our poets will create "Fall" list poems and "Bubblegum" acrostic poems during Writing Workshop.

Looking forward to a great school year!  


  1. Looking forward to another awesome year! Gotta love that jitter juice & save Fred activity. Thanks for the creative & engaging lessons :)

    1. Aviva was BURSTING to tell the class what the "jitter juice" was made out of LOL

  2. Ilai loved "saving Fred"!! Thank you for those great photos and keeping us informed.

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