Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Signs of Spring

This will be a short but sweet post because I have to go brush up on my Hunger Games knowledge.  I am in a teachers v. students Hunger Games Jeopardy Game tomorrow!!

Fluency is something we are really working on right now in Second Grade.  We have a few minutes each day that we work on increasing our fluency.  To make fluency practice fun when we work on it whole group or when students are in a workstation I use these:
They are straws from Walmart.  You can also get them at Target (sometimes).  I have bats and pumpkin straws that we use during October and peppermint candy shaped straws that we use in December and now bunnies and eggs for March and April.  The students use the straw as a "word tracker".  They only cost around $1.  This plastic straw really motivates my chickadees to read!!

If you haven't downloaded my Hippity Hop Antonym freebie click here!!

To close, I will leave you with these signs of spring that came to visit me in my backyard!
Too cute!!!

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Mrs. Tolbert said...

Love the straw idea! Thanks for the freebie too. =)
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Michelle McElhinny said...
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Michelle McElhinny said...

I'm happy to say that I have awarded you with the "One Lovely Blog Award". I absolutely LOVE LOVE LOVE your blog!!! Thank you so much for all you do to make teaching FUN!! Please stop by my blog and pick up your award.


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Rebecca and Katie said...

The straw idea is too cute! And thank you for the freebie. I think this will be a great review for my kiddos!

~ Katie
First Grade ABCs

Patty Rutenbar said...

I'm your newest follower! I look forward to watching you grow! I'm in Michigan and we are coming to Clearwater, Florida in a few weeks! Although it's been in the 70s and 80's in Michigan this week!


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Owl Things First said...

I'm so jealous of your cranes! They fly over my house, but never land here!

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