Saturday, September 17, 2011

Week 4 Done!

I'd love to come up with some clever title for this post, but this week has been wild, weird, wonky, and quite frankly has wiped me o-u-t! We had our back to school Open House on Thursday, so the majority of this past week has been busy prepping for it.

And then came the big night...

Wait - for -it...

I had a whopping 6 families come.

Actually, I had more of my families from last year come to visit me then this year's class. At least I had somebody to talk to. Ha!

Needless to say, I am a little disappointed. I've had low numbers in the past, but I guess I was spoiled because last year's class was so attentive to all of our school events. Even if my parents couldn't afford to buy things or help with homework, I knew they cared because they always came to show support. Let's hope this one event isn't indicative for the rest of the year!!

However, our class did have lots of fun together. We are becoming budding scientists and learning all about those important "Senses."


Here's our Anchor Chart. The kids helped complete it.



Then, they made their own examples of the anchor chart.


Some didn't complete their chart before I took the pictures, but they have since then.

I cut out the head, hands, and t-shirts for times sake. They did the rest.

Currently, we are working on a flap book as we test all of our senses. I'll post more about it when it is completed. It is a great lesson to help my students to become more aware and observant as they grow and learn.

My Five Senses Labels

On a side note, have you heard of Smilebox?

It is this great program that allows you to use your photos to make great products. You can make digital scrapbook pages, ecards, calendars, photo pages, and slideshows.

I love to use it to make slideshows for my class. For example, for lessons like this Senses one, I will take pictures throughout the lesson and make a quickie slideshow. Then, I can upload it into my class website. By the end of the year, I have almost 20 slideshows from events or lessons throughout the year! My parents loved to see their child participating in school. Some even told me that they would send the link of my website to their family members (ie - Grandma). 

Screen shot of my Smilebox Page
Such an easy and great way to document a wonderful year in first grade!
Senses Kid Tracers

51 comments:

  1. May I share this post on my blog? I love it!
    littlemisskindergarten.blogspot.com
    littlemisshypothesis.blogspot.com

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  2. Very cute! Love this idea!
    -Morgan
    firstgradefresh.blogspot.com/

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  3. I LOVE the senses charts...too cute!

    I use Smilebox and school too and love it :)

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  4. LOVE IT!!! We just finished our 5 senses last week too. We had tons of fun taste testing and such, but I've definitely saved this for next year... super cute! Thanks for sharing! :)

    Katy
    Kindergarten Katy

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  5. I have Open House this Tuesday. I really like your 5 senses idea I'll have to keep it until we do this unit!

    Your blog is so amazing! I just nominated you for the Versatile Blogger Award! Check it out:

    http://ramblingaboutreading.blogspot.com/2011/09/versatile-bloggers.html

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  6. So cute:) I can't wait to do have the students do this:) Do you have a copy of their "people?" Thanks!!!

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  7. Can I beg you to let me post this on my blog? This is so adorable.
    littlemisshypothesis.blogspot.com
    email laralrcoe@aol.com

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  8. You stuff is so cute. I am a follower now!!! Can't wait to see more stuff. I am using your firefighter stuff this week.
    -Lauren
    www.weeklyhive.blogspot.com

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  9. I just came across this post from Little Miss Hypothesis, and was wondering if the labels and tracers were available in another format besides Scribd? I would absolutely love to do this activity with my K-1 class this year, and Scribd wants me to pay to access them :(

    Thank you very much! If it isn't possible, no worries :)
    Charlene
    kachinan@hotmail.com

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  10. So cute! Thanks for sharing! Is there any other way to access the tracers? I'd love to use them in my classroom, but Scribd would like $9 for me to download them. :( Thanks!
    justeverydaylove at gmail.com

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  11. This is adorable! I would love to use it in my classroom, but Scribd wants me to pay (even though I am a free member). Is there another way to get it?

    Thanks!
    Kelly
    collins2nd@gmail.com

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  12. This is adorable, I love the labels, they are so cute. Thanks for sharing, I just found your blog
    Dynelle
    http://firstgradefunmrsdunn.blogspot.ca/

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  13. This is a great activity and I would love to download it. The only problem is I have to pay a subscription to Scribd to be able to download it.
    Rhonda

    Classroom Fun

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  14. Too cute! Thanks for the labels and pattern pieces! :)

    Mary

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  15. I love this activity! Is there anyway to get the downloads without having to pay for a subscription to Scribd?

    Karen
    kep58@sbcglobal.net

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  16. I would also love to do this activity with my grade one class. I don't have a subscription to Scribd. Would it be possible to get a copy? Thanks, Linda lott@telus.net

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  17. Are these downloads only if you pay for Scrbd? I would love to use these with my class, is there anyway I could get a copy? Thanks, Julie
    plutj@wwcsd.net

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  18. I have the same question as above. I would love to have these downloads, but do not pay for a Scribd account. Is it possible to get these? I'm willing to pay you, but do wish to pay monthly for Scribd!

    Thanks,
    Michelle (mmorrow@lexington1.net)

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    1. No problem, I'll just email it to you!
      Thanks!
      Andi

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  19. Could I get these files also? The people tracers and the labels? Thank you so much! roberta.shafer@usd253.net

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  20. This is AMAZING!!! Please email this to me. I do not have access to scribed and would love this for mad scientist day... We are doing 5 senses:)

    amytcrockett@gmail.com

    Thank you.

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  21. Hello,
    I'm planning on teaching a senses in two weeks! Wondering if you would also e-mail this to me!
    monique254@hotmail.com

    Thank you!!

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  22. I would love to receive them as well. my email address is johnsongirls@mchsi.com
    Thank you!

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  23. I am really excited..Your blog is so cute and awesome
    I´m an English teacher in a Primary school in Spain..and your blog helps me a lot...Thanks a lot

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  24. Hi there! I love these labels but I am not a member of scrib. Could you please email them to me? christina.atwell@gmail.com

    Thanks!

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  25. Hi there, I love your ideas! I am also a big fan of your 5 Senses labels and tracers shown above, but am not a Scrib Member. Could you please email them to me as soon as possible?

    brelli8723@gmail.com

    Thanks so much!

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  26. I would love a copy as well (and the cutouts) - can't get them from scribd
    Thanks a bunch!
    mhaferkamp@comcast.net

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  27. I'm with everybody else, LOVE these, but can't get them because I'm not a member. Is it possible to email them? epguyer@hotmail.com
    Thanks a million for sharing your awesome idea! I'm sure my preschool kids would have a blast with this activity!

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  28. I would also LOVE, LOVE to have access to your awesome "My 5 Senses" labels and kid tracer. Would that be possible? lsetterholm@underwood.k12.mn.us :)

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  29. Hi! I really love the five senses and the tracers so adorable! Please like everyone else, please email them to me. I just started teaching kindergarten and this anchor chart of yours is precious. Thank you so much! Cher8santos@gmail.com

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  30. Hi! I really love the five senses and the tracers so adorable! Please like everyone else, please email them to me. I just started teaching kindergarten and this anchor chart of yours is precious. Thank you so much! Cher8santos@gmail.com

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  31. Hi! I really love this and would like to use it with my kiddos next week...can you email it to me? Thanks so much!

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  32. I would love to complete this in my class. Please email both documents to me. THANK YOU SOOOO MUCH

    kimberlyjudge@ymail.com

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  33. Hi!! I love this activity!! I am teaching the 5 Senses next week and would LOVE to be able to get this for it. Is there anyway I can get them? I am not a paid member of Scrib. Thanks so much for the great idea!!

    April
    kreitzer29@hotmail.com
    http://www.wolfelicious.blogspot.com

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    1. Please if you can - email them to me -- i don't use Scrib enough to pay for a membership! i love the 5 senses labels!!!!

      teacher4life75149@yahoo.com

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  34. This is so cute! Thank you so much for sharing. I am starting my five senses unit this week and I would love to use this. Can you please email it to me? Thanks!

    Michelle
    michelle_atkins@bellsouth.net

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  35. I also love this and don't have a Scribd account. We are starting 5 senses next week and I would love to have a copy of the labels and tracers. Can you please email them to me as well? Thanks!
    scottihooten@bellsouth.net

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  36. So cute and such a great idea! Would love to use with my kindergarten class! Could you email these to me? ajhansen718@gmail.com

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  37. Love love love this ... Could you please email it to me? katie402005@yahoo.com

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  38. Could you please email me the labels and tracers?
    soconnor@iname.com

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  39. Just found this through pinterest- would love you to email me! lovejoal@milwaukee.k12.wi.us

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  40. I love the five senses labels and tracers. Could you please email them? Thanks! brittanyskloss@hotmail.com

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  41. I just stumbled across your wonderful blog and I would love a copy of the 5 Senses Labels and tracers.
    Thank you so much!
    Becky
    rebrodriguez@cojusd.org

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  42. Do you mind emailing the labels and tracers to me? They are great! Thanks :)

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  43. I would love to have the 5 senses labels -- i don't have a membership to Scrib (just don't use it).
    THANK YOU!!

    teacher4life75149@yahoo.com

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  44. I love this! Would you please email the labels and the tracer pages to me?

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  45. I would love to have a copy of My Five Senses labels and kid tracers. Thank you so much!
    marthalarsson@yahoo.com

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