This week I went back to school after a wonderful 2 weeks of relaxing, reading, family time, shopping, sleeping in, no worries.........
I FEEL LIKE A TRUCK RAN ME THROUGH!!!!
Not just ran me through but backed up, ran over me again, and then dumped some rocks on me!!!!
AM I ALONE???
AND.......are you ready for this??!?!?!?!?!
My kids were awesome!!!
It wasn't my kids!
I have the BEST class ever!!!
It was ME!!!!!
(and maybe the hard floors, and the not relaxing, .........)
Wowzers!!! The sad reality of all this is that I ran every day after Christmas....that didn't help! I thought I was ready....Did I run this past week? Are you kidding.....it was all I could do to get home to the couch!!! Hoping I have transitioned and next week will be better!! Eeek!
Okay, on to the lesson. We started going over cause and effect this week. That was a place my kiddos had a little trouble with on our mid year S.A.M. reading test.
I introduced it with a small group mini lesson:)
Then we followed it up with some cause/effect charades (thanks Linda for the idea:) )
What a HOOT! They had a blast doing this and begged to do it some more!
We definitely will be adding this again next week:)
Also, during Work on Writing of our Daily 5 (4) rotations, I had them make cause/effect comic strips on paint strips. (Side note....ADD walk, go with me here....hubby has been in construction, pools, for years. Over break he was cleaning out the garage and had 2 huge paint sample books that someone had given him for old jobs. Jackpot!!! So I am going to use those babies up:) )
Ok, back to the lesson....on the front they had to draw a comic strip with a cause/effect relationship. On the back they had to write sentences about it and underline the cause and box in the effect. They loved this and they turned out super cute.
Here are a few of my faves:)
Sorry about the shadows:/
I took all of their comics and made a bulletin board with them:)
Happy weekend everyone:) I'll be back with cause/effect part 2 in a few days....right now I have a TO DO list a mile long because of that truck that ran me through earlier this week...he he...