Five for Friday...

Friday, September 13, 2013
Wow-wee Wow-zah!!!
I don't know about you, but I am just simply EX...HAUS...TED!!!  The first two weeks of school have been a whirlwind.  I've been meaning to post for the past two weeks, but the next thing I know, I have fallen asleep on the couch.  Finally, today I feel somewhat back to normal.  So, I am linking up for the very first time with Doodle Bugs Teaching.  Thanks Doodle Bugs for hosting a great linky.

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1.  This week was our Open House.  Students were encouraged to become tour guides and show their classroom to their parents.  I didn't want my students to forget any important details around the classroom, so I had a checklist prepared for each of my students.

2.  Students completed Ladybug's Teacher Files' "All App-out Me".  This was a quick and colorful activity that my students truly enjoyed completing.
 


3.  We also worked on our cameras.  These cameras are from The Bubbly Blonde.  My students had so much fun with this activity.  They were pretending to take pictures of each other. They couldn't wait to show their cameras to their parents.




4.  Our school is working very hard in becoming a candidate for the International Baccalaureate (IB) program.  Students are encouraged to understand and demonstrate the ten IB Learner Profiles. I wanted my students to somehow remember the ten crucial attributes.  Lucky for me, I came across an art activity created by Runde's Room.  Jen had put a new spin on the traditional All About Me poster.  It was easy, fun, and colorful;  perfect for my 3rd graders.  I was inspired by her talent, but rather than doing an All About Me, I had my students write out the ten Learner Profiles instead.      



5.  We also read "The Day the Crayons Quit" by Drew Daywalt.  Students compared & applied the characteristics of the book to their own lives by applying and understanding the IB Learner Profile attributes of Caring and Open-Mindedness.


Well, that's about it for now.  I'm going to go and see what everyone else has been up to.
Have a wonderful weekend everyone!  My weekend is filled with hockey, hockey, and more hockey!
 
"Remember to Laugh!"

11 comments:

  1. I just got that book - The Day the Crayons Quit. I love your idea of having them compare and contrast it to their own lives.

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    1. It's a great read! My students loved the book. They especially loved hearing about the 'peach' crayon! They were howling.
      Thanks for stopping!
      Najda

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  2. That All App-Out Me idea looks so fun! I'm definitely going to check it out and might add it to my weekly Star of the Week board since we already had our Open House. Thanks for sharing!

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    1. My students loved working on their "I-pads". They had fun creating their apps. I'd love to hear as to how your kiddos like making their "I-pads". Thanks for stopping by my blog.
      Najda

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  3. Eeeek! I am so excited to find another IB teacher in bloggy land! I may use this idea to bring the Attitudes all together! So happy to find you here!

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    1. I'm so happy to have you stop by. I'm excited about IB and look forward to posting more IB activities.
      Najda

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  4. PS....we are a candidate school too. We have our authorization visit in October!

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    1. I wish you all the best. It must be very exciting and stressful all at the same time. Good luck! Keep me posted and let me know as to how things go.

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  5. Wow, no wonder you are tired.....you have been busy !! Many great ideas, I will have to check out those activities. Have a great weekend :)

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    1. It's always a pleasure hearing from you. Thanks so much for stopping by.
      Najda

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  6. I just nominated you for the Liebster Award! Drop by my blog, check it out and follow me if you aren't already! :-)
    Jamie
    Life As I Know It

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