I am making my debut as a "guest blogger" on my fellow teacher friend's blog! Melissa and I share a LoVefor super-cute printables for our classes. It's amazing how there are so many creative teachers posting all the things they've designed, and I've always wondered how it was done. I recently took a peek at Ladybug's Teacher Files video, "Creating Printables with Powerpoint"and then tried out my very first printables! With the help of free graphics from Graphics From The Pond on www.teacherspayteachers.com....here are my very first creations I shared with Melissa (who then asked me to share them with you!)....
Thanks to Mariafrom Charmed in Third Grade who came up with a great idea about
I'm in LoVe with lace shorts..
My obsession started last spring, I found adorable lace shorts at Free People and Zara.
This summer it seems like they are a wardrobe staple, I love how everyone is pairing them with long sleeve loose tops - to dress them up while still looking fabulously casual! Recently I've picked up a few pairs at H&M and Anthropologie.. I found these style-ish pictures courtesy of Pinterest.
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This year I worked on a year long project with my 3rd graders! We did an in-depth fairytale unit based on the story of "Cinderella". Here was our essential question? Why do different cultures have similar fairy tales? Of all the fairy tales ever written, why has the story of Cinderella been the one to capture the hearts of so many generations and cultures?
Keeping this in mind we began our magical journey...
We read & loved all different versions - We charted similarities and differences. Used tons of graphic organizers, and plot maps.
After reading we placed a glass slipper on the country the story came from.
We had a fair share recently and presented our projects, all students created their own version of the classic tale.
Some students created an original play and acted it out.
While others presented with a slide show.
Many wrote original Big Books -
They enjoyed writing about the countries their families came from!
Others developed story lines based on topics they enjoy!
All of the students were really creative, and the lessons continually led us into discussions about cultural importance, customs, family structure, and values.
(things we always want to talk about)
They came up with an amazing chart with some answers to our "essential question" most said that this story gives children hope,
it teaches children to be nice, and shows that good always wins over evil.
(I loved reading their thoughts along the way)
Before starting the year long unit I did a simple fairytale baseline and the growth was amazing!
(I can't believe these are the same writers)
It is definitely something I'd love to do again.
Does anyone else do a year long project in their school instead of a formal observation?