Sunday, August 28, 2011

I forget every year...

just how tiring the first weeks are! It's like I must black it out in my memory. I know to expect super long hours, endless repetition of setting routines and procedures, and sore feet from standing all day as opposed to lounging on my couch, but I'm always amazed at how worn out my body is. I seriously napped and lied around ALL day yesterday. I never even put on real clothes, sad I know. I'm also fighting some kind of infection, thought it was strep but thank goodness it wasn't (yes I've already been to the dr. for shots and antibiotics and we're only 12 days into this year).

I've been too busy or too tired to post anything and to be honest nothing we've done yet has been very worthy of sharing. But here's a super cute 1st day of school picture that I took of each kiddo. The kids were so funny, when I explained how I wanted them to hold the speech bubble to look like it was coming out of their mouths a few of the boys exclaimed, "It's like we're in a comic book!".

Which leads me to another idea... If your kids are doing any kind of book extensions or writing their own stories they could make themselves into the characters, write speech bubbles for themselves(using a dry erase surface would be easy), take photos, and put them together comic book style. That's a lot of work but it integrates technology and would be so much fun (especially if you have older kids who are more independent with tech. stuff). So that's my spur of the moment teaching idea.

10 comments:

  1. we are using elephant and piggy this week for fluency

    we are 'studying' the works of mo willems (for 2 weeks straight, yes, believe it)

    this would be so flippin' perfect to create a class pigeon or e/p book!!!!

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  2. Super cute. I think I will use that when I teach about speech bubbles.

    Ms. M
    Ms.M's Blog
    A Teacher's Plan

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  3. VERY CUTE speech bubble, by the way! I love how you added the border...just gives it that extra little somethin' :o)

    Just had to pin on my pinterest board, by the way...I read "The Wity Wife" 's post and had an inspiration! ...we do an author study on Mo Willems too...what if you laminated the speech bubble and let each student write something on the bubble, hold it up and take a picture...you could make a class book out of it at the end of the author study.

    So Then There Were 2

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  4. Brenna- great idea! Lamination, it's good for so many things!

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  5. Love these ideas! Gonna make some speech bubbles to use with my first graders next week. Thanks for sharing.

    Nicole
    First Grade OWLS

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  6. You are wonderful!!

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    firstgradeFUNdamentals.blogspot.com

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  7. If you head to my TpT store. I have a free book I used with my Venus Fly Trap. The kids loved the pictures. The last page gives the contact information. The book is located on page three of my store and available for free.

    Cheryl
    Primary Graffiti

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  8. I chose you as one of my Top 10 Teaching Blogs. I cheated a bit but hey how could I resist? Go to the link below to read more.

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    Ms.M's Blog
    A Teacher's Plan

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  9. Cute idea! This would be fun to do with Kinder kids too! Have a great school year.

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  10. Oh my! This is just so cute! And, yes, I agree with you. We just must block out how hard these first few weeks are. Wipe out!
    Dee
    First Impressions

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