Thursday, December 18, 2014

The Gingerbread Baby Reader's Theater Tomorrow!!!

December 18, 2014

Dear Parents and Families,

We will be having our Christmas Reader’s Theater tomorrow, December 19, 2014, at 8:30 a.m.  Our Reader’s Theater is called The Gingerbread Baby. The students will be retelling the story to you using their voice and working together.  I am so proud of them!
Most of the students are doing very well, but rereading to tell the story will improve their accuracy and fluency :)

Also I wanted to let you all know that we will be having our Classroom Christmas Party on Monday, December 22, 2014.  The students in my classroom will be shopping at  Mrs. Lieck’s Christmas Store.  They will be looking for gifts for one of their classmates.  We are learning how it is so important to give rather than receive.

See you tomorrow,

Mrs. Lieck
Tuesday, December 9, 2014

It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas!

These little elves were quite excited to trim the tree today :)

Run Run As Fast As You Can!!!

The students listened to two different versions of The Gingerbread Man and compared and contrasted characters in both stories.

Also in both stories, the gingerbread man gets eaten by a fox at the end of the story.  So, the students decided to write a new ending to the story.  Today some of them shared how they would of ended the story if they were the authors :)

Sunday, December 7, 2014

Making Connections, Inferences and Visualizations!

We are having fun making connections, inferences and visualizing with Jan Brett's story The Gingerbread Baby!

Our young readers love to share their stories when it is their turn to be have the job of Author's Chair :)

Ending the day how it begins with a story!

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Sharing Stories and Working With Words :)

We love learning how to read and write words :)

Oh and we love to share stories with each other!


Monday, December 1, 2014

Our December Family Project!

Your child will be bringing home the necessary paper to make your December Family Project.  
The project is due on December 8th :)

You can visit the below link also to take a look at the project.

Sunday, November 30, 2014

Happy Thanksgiving!

Who Will Help Me Make Some Bread?
After reading the story The Little Red Hen and Who Will Help Me?  

The students reread the story to each other and then retold the story using story elements. 

Then they made connections by making bread together!

Click on movie below or on this link - Happy Thanksgiving? Who Will Help Me Make Some Bread?

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

What a GREAT day to explore THANKFULNESS :)

Excited to Share Videos, Pictures and More!

Keep checking back over the Thanksgiving break and you will be so amazed :)
Friday, November 21, 2014

What Does It Look Like to Retell a Story?

The students used picture cues to help them retell the story and match the pictures to the words!


Friday, November 14, 2014

Sharing What We Know About Weather!

Having Fun Sharing What We Learned About Weather by using +GoAnimate 

The students also showed their friendship and caring while sharing their cards with Mollie!
Friday, November 7, 2014

Out in the Woods!

Today the students performed Out in the Woods, a Five Senses Readers Theater. I am so proud of them! If you didn't get an opportunity to attend the performance or you would like to watch it again click on the link below:

We Are Readers!


Counting by tens!  Choosing to save or spend! Always choosing to be Safe, Respectful, Responsible and Healthy!  Having fun shopping at the #HODAG PAWS store!  #pbis 


Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Curious About What We Will See, Hear, Smell, Touch and Taste!

Out in the Woods Reader's Theater 

Today during Shared Reading the students worked together to tell a story.  They will perform this Five Senses Reader's Theater on Friday at 8:30 a.m.

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Sharing What We Learned About Pumpkin Seeds With Each Other!

How do photos/illustrations in informational text help us as a reader?

What have we learned from this text?

Thursday, October 30, 2014

From Pumpkin Seed to Jack-o-Lantern

From Pumpkin Seed to Jack-o-Lantern!

Our Shared Reading is a book called From Pumpkin Seed to Jack-o-Lantern!  Today we found different text features within the book and look for nouns and adjectives while reading. Next we had fun exploring how to make a Jack-o-Lantern!

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Go Bat!

Fun Sight Word Game

We have been working with words in our reading and writing.  Tomorrow I am sending home a game I created for the kids to have fun learning our sight words.  We call it Go Bat! Click on this link to see the game:

You can play this game similar to Go Fish or you could play Concentration or a Matching Game with these sight words.

I have also put these words on my Spelling City site.  Spelling City provides free educational activities to have fun learning words.  Follow the link below to my site:

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Visual Literacy Young Learners

  Lena David Wiesner Author Study These young learners were very excited to become visual literacy experts as they were introduced t...