We are working on our weather unit and I needed a word wall. I've been scrambling lately, and haven't had much time. So, out of desperation (and lack of time) I came up with the brilliant idea (that many of you probably already figured out) of having the students create the cards for the word wall.
We brainstormed for weather words. I helped them with spelling. Then each child got a word and an index card. They needed to write the word and illustrate it. These were placed up on the science word wall. We also have a word list that we'll continue to add words to. So here's my completely student-made beginning of my science wall.
|The kids are already using it more than our other word walls, probably because they made the cards.|
Tomorrow (if we don't have a snow day) we'll be doing the fabulous Poppin' Out Adjectives activity by Babbling Abby. I did this last year and it was a great success! I can't wait to watch the kids have such a fun time describing the sights, sounds, smells, tastes, and feelings evoked by popcorn.
End of Term
Our term ends on next Thursday. Our teacher work day has become a day of training, so I have to somehow get all that stuff done before and after school. That said, I might not be posting much until I recover from all that.