Friday, 26 April 2013

Five for Friday! 26/04/13

*Sorry my blog is a bit wonky looking... I fiddled with the template and design and ruined it!  Don't worry though... my Canadian boy is working on fixing it!*

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1. My Preppies' favourite activity this term has been 'Sound Box Hop' - otherwise known as Elkonin boxes made of electrical tape on the carpet!  We hop, step and jump our way through CVC words to streeeeetch them out and hear the individual sounds.  Sometimes we just jump into one box to show if a particular sound is at the beginning, in the middle or at the end of a word.  Lots of fun and awesome for those sweeties who can't sit still!


2.  This week we learnt about the letter 'l' and made cute ladybugs on leaves, using a few paper circles and a black marker.  I love how they turned out (but please ignore the gross powerpoint panel right in the middle of the pinboard!).


3.  Inspired by Reagan's 2D desserts, we made a simple version to revise 2D shape names. This was such a simple and effective idea - the kidlets had lots of fun building their ice creams!


4.  I arrived home on Tuesday afternoon to this box on my doorstep...


...and I opened it to find this gorgeous Cyclamen in a cute watering can pot.  Organised by my Canadian lovebird to go in my new 'garden' on the patio. <3


5. I went to see 'Iron Man 3' tonight... if you like movies where almost everything in them gets blown up, then you should go and see it too!


Happy weekend everyone! 

Lauren







11 comments:

  1. Hi Lauren,
    I am just dropping by to visit from "Five for Friday" and I love the Elkonin boxes where they hop!
    Deb at Fabulously First

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  2. My boys are dying to see Iron Man 3. I could live without it...I guess I'll be going tomorrow. You see who is in charge at my house. ;)
    Creating Lifelong Learners

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    1. I hope you enjoy Iron Man a little more than I did! :)

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  3. Our kids would love the "Sound Box Hop!"
    Tamra and Sarah
    First Grade Buddies

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    1. It's definitely a great activity - the whole body movement does wonders for some! :)

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  4. Hehe! I saw Iron Man 3 on Thursday. I am totally a fan of movies where everything gets blown to bits. Sigh.

    Love your 2D shape ice-creams. We've been looking at 2D shapes this week, too!

    Stef
    Miss Galvin Learns

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    1. Hi Stef,
      I did enjoy parts of Iron Man - it was kinda funny! But not enough romance for me. :)
      Lauren

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  5. The sound box hop looks like so much fun!
    ~Courtney
    Polka Dot Lesson Plans

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  6. Hey Lauren, thanks for stopping by my blog. I am so making those Elkonin boxes tomorrow. Any activity that has my prep grade moving and it's a winner!

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    1. Hi Bec,
      Your Preps will love them I'm sure! I found that regular masking tape left sticky residue on the carpet, electrical tape works much better. :)
      Lauren

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