Here are a few things we have done at school...
Read the Room: Short O/Long O
(Just FYI...I took this picture from my computer, which is why my number poster looks backwards)
I am in LOVE with read the room activities. They are so fun! For this particular one, I grabbed a short/long O sort freebie from Christina Bainbridge. (Click the picture below to take you to her blog!)
I hung the pictures around the room. They had to go find a picture, decide if it had the long O or short O sound, and write the word on a recording sheet I made. You can grab it HERE.
My co-worker saw a fun idea HERE on The First Grade Parade where book characters write to the class asking them to help solve a math problem. Love it!
Our first story problem came from Toad. We had read "Cookies" from Frog and Toad Together the day before, so my kids were so excited to get a letter from Toad!
Our 2nd letter (which I forgot to take a picture of) was from Jean (from the book The Recess Queen). Jean, who was now a good friend thanks to Katie Sue, wanted to buy 5 bouncy balls for her friends. The store had red ones and yellow ones and she wanted to know how many of each she could buy.
We also received a few Guess My Number letters from some 1st grade classes! Our team did these letters last year and they were so much fun!
My kids get so stinkin' excited when we get one delivered to our classroom!
And last....but certainly not least...my students had the pleasure of meeting Mr. Abeyta! For 9/11 we had a special school assembly. I got to sing The National Anthem with one of my former students and her 3rd grade teacher (who also used to be my roommate in college!) It was so fun! After the assembly, everyone went back to their classrooms and my wonderful husband walked through the halls playing his bagpipes. He has been playing since he was 13 and is an AWESOME bagpipe player, so of course I had to convince him to come to my classroom afterwards and play a few tunes for my cute kids!
Here's a shot of my husband playing at school. Isn't he handsome?!?! I love this man!!
And......I have finished and uploaded my apple math and literacy center pack to TPT! I will post more on our apple activities later, but you can check out my unit HERE. SO EXCITED to use these with my kids next week!