Friday, January 25, 2013

Sequencing and a Sticky Ball

Remember I told you that I LOVE baseball?!?!  Well, we spent this week reading books about baseball and stories with a baseball theme.  Our goal this week was to practice recalling the beginning, middle, and end of the story.  After reading Luke Goes to Bat the kids had to write something important that happened in the beginning of the story, an important event in the middle of the story, and how the story ended.  We used baseballs to record our answers and then.......I gave them 1 piece of manilla paper and told them to incorporate their baseballs in a picture.  Have I mentioned how creative my class is????  I think that they are fantastic.  Look at some of the pictures that they came up with....

A few of the kids made their picture 3 dimensional!!  Greatness!!  I didn't get any pictures of the our notecard sort BUT you can use the template if you want.  I would stop periodically throughout the story and allow the kids to write an important event from the beginning, middle, and the end of the story.  Then the kids illustrated their sentences, cut the cards apart, and tested a classmate on whether they could put the story back in the correct order.  I think they did a fabulous job.  

{Click here} if you would like to use my templates.  

Finally, I want to share with you THE GREATEST THING ever invented.......

Every child will make sure that they KNOW the answer OR how to figure it out just to throw this sticky ball at a target.  Best way to review ANY concept.  My target is projected onto my whiteboard through my projector (you could always draw it if you don't have a projector).  The target is labeled with points so depending on where the sticky ball lands depends on how many points a team will get. 

You can pick up some other fantastic freebies at TBA because it's.....

Have a Sweet Day!!!

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