Thursday, May 27, 2010

Camp Read-A-Lot!















After an incredible year and AMAZING TAKS test results, we HAD to celebrate. What better way than to have a camp out?! But not just ANY camp out...a "Camp Read-A-Lot" camp out! Our class came equipped and comfy in their pj's; with sleeping bags, favorite books, flashlights, sleeping bags, and pillows. We spent the day reading our favorite stories by the flicker of flashlights and glow-in-the-dark bracelets , playing camp games, singing camp songs, eating smores, and listening to Mrs. Anthony read some of her "favorite" books! Our campsite creation with tents and forest-filled critters provided a perfect retreat for a day full of books and fun!

Thursday, April 29, 2010

A time for work and a time for play

I've always been a firm believer that hard work should be acknowledged. My students have WORKED SO VERY HARD in preparation for their state testing and I am confident that they did their best!

After two long days of diligently taking the TAKS test, we are enjoying a morning of game playing as a reward! Thank you for your continued support at home. Your kids are AMAZING!


Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Portrait of his teacher...


While sitting in my rocking chair today, I had no idea that one of my talented young students was sketching his teacher! Taken by surprise, he called me to his desk to show me his work of art. When I looked at it, I couldn't help but laugh at the uncanny resemblance! Didn't he do a fantastic job drawing Mrs. Anthony? I love it!




Friday, April 23, 2010

TAKS Court!

Our students have been working hard all year to learn the strategies they need to be successful! As a reward (and a fun way to review our work!), we held a simulation of "TAKS Court" where students role played the members of a courtroom during the case. We rotated, taking turns as the bailiff, laywer, defendant, jury members, and courtroom spectators. Each role was partially scripted and the students did a WONDERFUL job playing their parts, ad-libbing when needed. They took court very seriously! The defendant was called to "prove" their innocence with the work they showed on the problem (or case). Several students were found to be innocent, while a few were guilty! I have included the following clips from some of the cases for you to enjoy!


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Tuesday, April 20, 2010

We are GREEN!!!



In honor of "GREEN" week and Earth Day, our students dressed in green and decorated grocery bags for our local Kroger. The store will use the bags for shopper's groceries, to promote being green!



Friday, March 26, 2010

"Pringles Can Man" Project

Our class recently participated in a home project for a unit of study we completed during Black History Month. Focusing on famous African-American scientists and inventors, students chose a person to research and report on, and created a puppet using a pringles can to resemble them. Look below at the final products. They were AMAZING! Our students are so creative!


GUMDROP GEOMETRY

We have been studying three dimensional figures in Math this week. Creative, hands-on interaction is one of the best ways for students to grasp concepts and commit their learning to life long application. Mrs. Stafford and Mrs. Anthony are always amazed at the light bulbs...shining BRIGHTLY in our classroom! Check out the figures and structures that were created individually and in groups.






Friday, February 5, 2010

Our teacher's mother came to visit!


Mrs. Walton, also an educator, came to meet and read to Mrs. Anthony's class. Students enjoyed visiting with their teacher's mom and listening to her share a book, titled Is This a House for Hermit Crab? It integrated perfectly into our Science unit on habitat and adaptations. THANK YOU, Mrs. Walton, for sharing your day with us!