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.