Thursday, November 3, 2011

A Treasure Hunt and Homework

Our spelling words this week are r-controlled ar, er, and or words.  I loved Abby’s Pirate take on teaching this skill in 1st grade and did it last year.  So I thought I would do a variation for 5th grade.  I told the kids that a trick-or-treater dressed as a Pirate came to my house and left us a map and some clues to a treasure.  Most didn’t fall for it like my firsties but let me tell you when the final clue came in they went CRAZY!  haha I kinda loved it. After I told them the background I showed them the map and told them they had to find all 25 words before they were able to find the treasure.


Then I gave them a story that I made up and it is oh! so cute!  but my computer is being silly and I can’t save it as a PDF and upload it to Google Docs for some reason.  I will try again tomorrow. The kids read the story and and highlighted all the r controlled vowel words.

The kids had found all but one of the spelling words and they were about to have a come apart! Our counselor came in and said that she found a word in the parking lot and asked the principal if he knew what it was about {he had brought us one earlier} and he said he thought that my classes needed it. She held up that final word that she had found in the parking lot all wet and asked if we needed it and there was a resounding joy of YESES!  coming from all of the kids.

So now we have all of the words and we have to find the treasure…while the kids were in library the treasure appeared:

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not the great treasure box ever ….but it was filled with snickers and the kids were super happy!

happy kids=happy teacher!

Okay now to the good stuff haha

2.2 Homework


Pretty easy compared to Chapter 1!  Hope they did good!  I will answer questions tomorrow.

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