Adding to our wonderful creativity skills in writing are our Onomatopoeias!! That word is just nuts!! I can hardly say it and def. can't spell it without looking at something! Ha! So after our little mini lesson on "the long word" (so much easier to type) I gave each of my kiddos a note card and asked them to write just one. I have lots of cabinet doors in my classroom and over the summer won a wonderful download from Melissa at Life's a Teach. It is called Figuratively Fables and it is AMAZING!! Within this unit are a lot of posters of the creativity skills I use in my writing: similes, idioms, "the long word".....I have hung the posters on my cabinet doors and for each skill am having the kids make their cards that are examples of that skill to hang on the door.
You'll notice lots of BOOMS....tried to get them to be creative. There's a few....Ka-Bow....not pow, and Bing are my faves.
We're also starting a sea turtle research project. The kids drew out of a bucket one of 5 different species of sea turtles. I set up a little center for their research.
They are too excited about this. I'll post the finished projects they are working on in a day or two. I have to say 5 of my peeps totally surprised me by doing research on their own at home. One of my sweet girls even came in with a folder of all the research she had done!! Too cute! All on their own. They had other homework, this wasn't part of it so it's cool to know they are so excited about this.
Finally, picked this awesome owl up at Marshalls. He is now part of our classroom library:)