Apr 13, 2013

Five for Friday...well, Saturday

SORRY!  I'm a day late. So... that makes it my "Five for Saturday."
  But last night I was busy turning my basement into "Gertie's Playhouse!" Much like Pee Wee's Playhouse.

Here is my version (well, a couple of the characters):




I guess that would be my #1 this week.  I have been trying to clean house, recreate a tv set, and live normal life :)  So worth it...there was a lot of happy squealing this morning when Gert saw her "playhouse."

 #2--I found my "Tippy Toe Chick Go" diagram.  My husband drew it for me last year just as a "real world" reading connection to our story.  I just think it is so cute.
#3--I saw this picture last week from Tally Tales:
 We were also doing missing addend, so Natalie and I thought we would give it a try.  Wow!  They did such a wonderful job with missing addend this week.  We were so impressed.  So thanks to Tally Tales for the great idea.  I did create this worksheet to go along with each egg.
#4-We worked on the /ow/ sound this week like "cow."  I have enjoyed doing word ladders with our firsties.  Some can do it alone, others with partners, and then we do it together with our Green Chimps.  Here is the latest one:
Click on the image if you would like to use it!
#5--My teammate Karen and I decided to start partnering up our reading groups on Thursdays to share the books that we read during the week.  We each read a different Henry and Mudge book this week and then our students shared.  It is a lot of fun to see such great reading happening.

I will have a house of guests in about 90 minutes!
Happy weekend!
Em

10 comments:

  1. What a great post! My favorite is the idea with the eggs. I've been doing lots with missing addends, so this will be a nice addition. I'm off to see if I can find anymore plastic eggs for sale!
    Jenny
    Owl Things First

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    1. Good luck finding some Jenny! Let me know if you don't...I'll send some your way. I bought way too many at a garage sale over the summer!

      Em

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  2. I *love* Gertie's Playhouse! The window flowers are my favorite.

    I also like the reading groups meetup. It sounds like fun. I will put that on my list for next year.

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    1. I love the window flowers too! Gertie was so excited and had a great time! Thanks so much for stopping by today!
      Em

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  6. What a great room! PW Playhouse was a family favorite of ours growing up. We actually had a dress up birthday party like that!
    Did you have a secret word of the day?

    Matt
    Digital: Divide & Conquer

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    1. Hi Matt!
      I bet the dress up party was awesome! Was this as an adult or kid?
      Secret word: three
      Gert was turning three. So we thought that was a good one!
      Em

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  7. Oh wow- I LOVE your word ladders! What a great idea! Just downloaded it and will be using it with my 1st graders one of these days- thank you so much!
    Aylin
    Learning to the Core

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