13 October 2012

Nouns and Me and Spelling Pictures

For this post, I'm combining a few things we did this week.  We have been talking about nouns, and each year I make a Nouns and Me class book.  I simply laminate and combine their pages into a book for my class book nook.  Their pictures are super cute! You can get the FREEBIE here.

Each student had to list a person that started with the first letter of their name.

 They also had to list a place that started with the first letter of their name.  I love that this student decided to draw a profile picture.  How original!
 Then, they listed a place that started with the first letter of their name.
 For best of all, they put their first name.
 In the box to the box to the side, they write the first letter of their name and made it fancy.
 I really have some artists in my class this year.  Love the detail in this picture.
 I noticed that many of them were making connections across the curriculum.  For person, Connor used chemist.  We have been talking about types of scientists in science.  In a picture above, Sydney used scientist.  That's so great!

We also tried something new for practicing spelling words before our test on Friday.  I saw a picture done like this on Pinterest, and instantly thought that would be great for practicing spelling words and the picture goes along with the story we are reading for the week. Click  here to see the original idea on Pinterest.  Below are some examples of my students' work.  I'm thinking of doing one each week.  They did so much better on their tests this week- yay!

Last but not least, my students made this adorable sign for my student teacher's birthday.  I had to share, because it's super cute.  I have a fantastic student teacher, so we had to make her something really special for her. The idea of  the having them draw themselves holding a balloon came from Pinterest, but now I can't seen to find it again-sorry.


  1. I really like your noun activity. They love anything to do with their names, so how very clever of you! Thank you.
    ❀ Tammy
    Forever in First

  2. Thanks for the noun freebie! I also really love the spelling idea! I've already created a sheet to go along with next week's story so my class can try it out. :) (When I was making it, I came across a neat site with free black and white clipart: http://www.archjrc.com/clipart/)

    You always have the greatest ideas! Thanks for sharing!

    Mrs. Heeren's Happenings

  3. I LOVE Nouns and Me and can't wait to do it. Thanks for the idea and freebie!
    Ѽ Lori
    Teaching With Love and Laughter

  4. Hi Jessica, thanks a bunch for sharing the link to the clip art. I will definitely check it out.
    :) Colleen
    Totally Terrific in Texas