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Parent Summer Resources Freebie


Time for the kiddos to leave.  Let's leave our parents with some resources to make it through the summer!  As a parent of five I know how long these 3 months can be!  Sometimes I can handle a whole class of kids better than my own five!

So I send my parents an email with these resources.  

Make a summer bucket list!
Plus many different links for parents to try out!

Let's be honest we know they are going to electronics ~ let's try to pick the sources.


Here are some other things that may interest you!



     







The Field Day from the Black Lagoon


My class can't wait for Field Day!  They love the water balloon fights and the tug-o-war!  It's a great day as long as the weather is nice!  No fun on a cloudy day!

This week I started reading The Field Day from the Black Lagoon!  They cheered when I brought it out.  "What is Hubie up to now!"  These books are quick reads and full of fun play on words!
They get a booklet with vocabulary, comprehension and writing activities to do along with the story.  They even get to design their own obstacle course!

At the end of the week we will read about Olympic History compared to now and answer questions on key details, vocabulary, author's purpose and make connections!  They love highlighting!

Do you have a field day?  What events do you have?

Another cool thing is that our PTO provides each child with a free t-shirt that is designed by a student.

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I had started a TpT Gift Card Giveaway before I realized there was going to be a TpT Sale!
So Let's Have 2 Giveaways!!


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Writing Biographies - Part 4 Publishing


Part 4

The students have been working hard reading and researching about their person of choice!  They are learning so much and so excited!

One little girl ran up to me and said, "Did you know that Clara Barton was born on Christmas Day! I need to put this on the timeline!"

 

It's important to model how to write complete sentences from their recording sheets.  If you do not take time to do this students will copy word for word from their recording sheets.  This will mean they will either copy it from the book or write an incomplete sentence.

This student researched Dr. Seuss.  She has some spelling issues but she has been finding some great facts.



After she filled out the recording sheets she chose what kind of paper she wanted to use to write her report.  I offer the children many different types of paper.


Each paper choice has a spot for a heading.  These headings get transferred to the Table of Contents!





 Students love filling out the About the Author page!



Students look at a photo or drawing of their person and they draw on the cover with pencil.  After they are done they trace the drawing with Sharpie.  This helps bring out the details and helps when they color.






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Writing Biographies - Part 3 Research


Part 3


After we have spent two days exploring biographies and reading an example together, it's time to get started with researching their person.  I display this anchor chart and also give each student their own copy for their writing folders.  Anchor chart is included in the Complete Writing Unit.

You can have partners or they can choose to work independently.  I've done it both ways in the past.

I model to the students reading my biography aloud and adding post-it notes where I found key details.  



This recording sheet is a simple version to use and also a quick version if you do not have a lot of time.  This could also be used for a final report if you're short on time.

These are the two recording sheets that I use in second grade.  It requires them to research more about their person.

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