Friday, December 19, 2014

Seasonal Fun

December is a month full of special days, and Room 100 capitalized on students' excitement.  Lessons combined fun and learning to deliver a holiday presence in the classroom. 
This month's lessons were alive with excitement and enthusiasm; these faces capture the joy of teaching. 

Happy Holidays! Enjoy the break. Classes resume January 5, 2015!

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Holiday Photo Booth

We all love winter holidays for their special charm and for the “warm and fuzzy” feeling they give us! Today NMS added to the season's fun with a day marked for holiday sweaters. Room 100 decided to sprinkle in some extra fun with a photo booth and props.

The magic of Christmas brings amazing FUN!

Thanks, April, at Catching Fireflies for sharing the crazy cute photo booth props.

Monday, December 15, 2014

Do you recall . . .

 . . . the most famous reindeer of all?

Room 100 is having some seasonal fun with one of the classic Christmas characters - Rudolph.  Students have been studying poetry, paying lots of attention to rhyme scheme, rhythm, tone, mood, and figurative language. We read one seasonal poem about Rudolph's nose changing colors. Students were asked to mix it up a bit and design a new nose for Rudolph. 
The noses decorate our classroom door. I could not resist placing these noses front and center during the holiday. They are so clever and festive. 

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Deck the Halls

Descriptive writing and art transform our bulletin boards and serve as a wall-to-wall portfolio of student work - just in time for the holiday season.

A descriptive holiday was the topic of this assignment. Words and language  paint a detailed picture of a holiday experience.
It's been a busy first semester with lots of writing. Students are learning to write in descriptive mode. Descriptive writing is an art form. It's painting a word picture so the reader "sees" exactly what the writer is describing. Descriptive writing relies on the five senses to create a word picture. 
Students work through the writing process in order to help them become the best writers they can be. Clearly, that last stage - - publishing - - brings a smile.