Well I was able to load new photos only because I went into the Picasa Web album and deleted old ones. I didn' t like doing that, but I didn't know what else to do for now. If anyone knows how to solve this for me let me know! I have no idea how to change the size of the photos in Picasa Web albums, nor have I had time to sit and figure it out.
Enjoy the photos from the 50th day of school!
Making root beer floats was so fun.
Of course we had to turn the floats into a learning experience so we wrote a "How To" piece.
I have great photos to share of the 50th day of school, but when I started to post I got a nasty message saying my space for photos was filled on Picasa. I didn't even know I was using Picasa for photos. Long story short....I am working on a solution to the problem and hope to have pictures for you all soon. I have updated to Google + and that may be the key???? STAY TUNED!
One of my favorite lessons to teach is the story of Plymouth Colony and the Wampanoag Indians. The kids LOVE it. A few years back I tried making a mural of the setting which worked out so great. So now I do it every year. Each year it looks a bit different which is my favorite part because it showcases the personalities of the class. We hang it in the hallway and it is enjoyed by the other classes that walk by. I love hearing past students telling me they remember the part they made. Lessons like these are the ones that stick in their memories.
Here are some close ups of the mural. The Wampanoag Village has the wigwams and a fire for cooking.
The Pilgrims homes are quite fancy this year. Maybe I have some future Design Stars in this class.
Fishing to feed the village.
The main event, of course, is the feast. Nice table made by Ethan!
So here in Southern New Jersey we had to postpone our Halloween fun because of a nasty visitor named, Hurricane Sandy. Our little town was not greatly affected thank goodness, but just over the bridge, our beach towns were. We are planning to help out in any way we can to rebuild and aide those who are suffering after this storm. Since school was cancelled for three days, including October 31st, we had to postpone our parade and party. We made up for it today though. Check out our costumes! Click on any picture if you want to make it bigger.
Our principal leads the parade.
"Peace Out!" said Mrs. Cialini.
The girls looked so cute! (3 were absent unfortunately)
The boys were rockin'!
Thanks for the fun craft Mrs. Costabile! We made lollipop spiders.
Yummy cupcakes from Mrs. Leonetti.
How about these Mario Bros.
Every party needs a pinata! Thanks Loeb family.
Can he do it?
Everybody shared and used respect claiming the goods!
We have been having lots of fun reading the room to practice the phonics skills we have learned. Over the First Grade Rainbow has a fun R blends unit that has a really fun activity where the kids get to use a pretend camera to go around and "take pictures" of R blends. Check out her unit on TPT.
I put the big pictures up all around the room and then there are little pictures cut up in the cup. After the kids "took a picture" with their camera, they read the word and took a little picture to put in their camera.
The camera is a piece of copy paper folded and glued into a pocket to hold the little pictures.
Then they go back to their desk, empty out the camera and glue each little picture into the "photo album" and write the r blend under it.
Here is a view of our Red Ribbon Week door. "Don't let drugs sneak up on you!"
We wrote about our monsters as if they were our pets for some fantasy fiction writing practice.
The next fun October activity was an Addition Scoot. I can't remember where I got this from and I apologize if it was from your blog. On each desk is a numbered card with an addition problem on it. The kids visit each desk, record the addition problem in the numbered box and answer it. They loved it.