Friday, February 17, 2012

If you take a mouse to school...

WHEW!! What a crazy past few days!  With a holiday in the middle of the week, just call me EX-HAUST-ED!!!  Luckily we had our class party the Friday before, but I think if a holiday falls in the middle of a week we should get out of school.  :)  That sounds fair right?!?

This week {with it's craziness and all} we have been working on making and confirming predictions as we read.  I used Laura Numeroff books {LOVE them} to practice making predictions on what would happen next in the story, then read to confirm. 

One of the stories I read was If You Take A Mouse To School.  Before I read the book I wanted the kiddos to make predictions about what the mouse would want/do next if they took him to school, then after we read the book and confirmed our predictions I had them record them.  {Best part... if their predicitons were right the room was filled with a huge YYYEEESSSSS!!!!}  And of course we had to make a cute little mouse to go along with our predictions.

Click here for the mouse template and prediction recording sheet!

Hello Mr. Lincoln!
Since president's day is Monday we learned about Abraham Lincoln this week and George Washington will come next week.
We read a little Abe Lincoln book and recorded some facts we learned about Abe on a facts chart.  Then they made this nifty little Lincolns to go with their facts. 

They are cut from a single piece of black construction paper with a face glued in the middle. 

We celebrated the 100th day of school about 10 days ago and sadly I only have pictures of their 100 year old portraits.  :(  They sure did turn out cute though!



  1. I agree about getting the day off...middle of the week is too crazy for a holiday!

    Love the mouse...thanks for the template!!!

    Teachery Tidbits

  2. Hi there, Oh how I love your blog. The 100th day people and abe's are very cute. Come by and visit me I have an Abe Lincoln craft you might like. I'm a newbie blogger too and would love the input. :o)
    ~ Vicky
    Traditions Laughter and Happily Ever After