Monday, October 22, 2012

A FREEBIE spider glyph and another manic Monday!!

It was just another manic Monday!!!

Mondays are always pretty crazy for us.
We do something called late start. It's where the kids come in an hour later than usual days so that the teachers can have professional development time. It's kinda weird because everything gets pushed back time wise or you end up deleting something out of your day. For me that something ends up being calendar. I hate to lose it (and I can sometimes squeeze it in real quick) but I just can't cut other things like reading, daily 5, math or math work stations!

We did a couple really fun things today. Math was pretty fun. The students are learning about weighing things and figuring out if they are heavier or lighter. After teaching the lesson and talking them through everything, I let my kids do a scavenger hunt to our classroom. They were instructed that they needed to find 2 things and they could come up and take turns weighing them on the scale. The kids loved it!! You'd thought they were running the classroom! I even saw kids making predictions about which of their objects would be heavier! Here are a few pictures of the kids weighing their objects:
One of my kiddos weighing a puppet and a shape manipulative.
A crayon verses a puppet.
A foam block verses a Smartboard pen.
A big bead verses a snap cube.
 
 
Our walls in the hallway you're needing a little love. We have not redone them in quite some time. Conferences coming up we thought it would be a great time to get some fresh new items on the walls for display. My class did a spider glyph. I was really concerned that it might be a disaster but they turned out adorable. I made the glyph up it's nothing extravagant but it definitely gets the point across. The kids had such a great time making these!
 
We attached the white eyes first. Then they colored the eyes according to whether they were a girl or boy. They then put a smile on him (he has to be friendly). Then they added the spots based on their age. Next, I taught them how to crinkle the legs- this was a little difficult for some but we made it! WHEW!!! They then attached the 8 legs and they were good to go!!
 
This is my example!
 These are the supplies needed: a circle about 6-8 inches across, legs 8-12 inches long and white eyes.
The class pile of spiders.  I haven't put them on the wall for display yet but I will tomorrow!
 Here is the glyph I made up:
Click here to download this now!
I hope you can use this in your room. 

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