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Our First Grade Weather Inquiry – Part Five: Green Screen Weather Reports
16 Sep, 2018. 0 Comments. Posted By: Kristen Smith
As a culmination for our weather inquiry, my students applied all that they had learned and became meteorologists! They LOVED this so much. …
Letting Young Learners Investigate The Question: How Does The Setting Influence A Story?
8 Sep, 2018. 0 Comments. Posted By: Kristen Smith
This past week we explored how the setting can influence and affect a story. In order to make this come to life for my…
Teaching students how understanding our emotions can help us better understand characters in books
2 Sep, 2018. 1 Comment. Posted By: Kristen Smith
Hello everyone and happy September! Man, it has been a very long time since I have last blogged and for that I apologize.…
When To Launch The Next Daily 5 {with a focus on work on writing}
27 Jun, 2014. 33 Comments. Posted By: Kristen Smith
The next chapter in the Daily 5 that we are covering is Chapter 7: When to Launch The Next Daily 5. This chapter…
Writing about shells {and the ocean}
9 May, 2014. 2 Comments. Posted By: Kristen Smith
The ocean is one of those things that simply fascinates me. My mom has a picture of one of my brothers and I…
A rainbow of writing
25 Apr, 2014. 3 Comments. Posted By: Kristen Smith
During writing workshop, we have been working on making our writing more colorful. I wanted my students to really focus on word choice…
Frog Week- summaries, writing, and an art “experiment”
30 Mar, 2014. 5 Comments. Posted By: Kristen Smith
In Texas, the weather is currently beautiful. Spring is in the air (and allergies are on overdrive)! To capitalize on what is going…
Christmas themed word work and writing activities {FREE!!}
12 Dec, 2013. 13 Comments. Posted By: Kristen Smith
I hope that everyone is having a great week. I don't know about you, but to me, it feels as if this week…
Let’s talk about writing…..
11 Sep, 2012. 5 Comments. Posted By: Kristen Smith
Alright... Let's talk about writing....I don't know about you but I am seeing a rapid decline in fine motor skills in kids. I…