Friday, April 24, 2015
This is a lesson I always did when I taught first grade. Now that I'm in art, I extended it to a collaborative project for Kinder through Third Grade. Each student drew their favorite restaurant, their favorite store, and their home. They created roads, grass, trees, clouds, and various vehicles. After all classes had a chance to do this, they worked over the next few weeks to create a giant collage mural out of them. Once completed, their art project covered almost half of our back hallway which is pretty long. As they worked, we talked about what nouns were and how each thing they were creating was a noun. We talked about the role of different parts of a community to tie in Social Studies.
Tuesday, November 26, 2013
As a part of our grammar study of common and proper nouns, the students created a "Noun Neighborhood" during Daily 5. Each day they drew a picture of their favorite store, restaurant, vehicle, and then themselves. After they were completed, they created roads and grass and put them together on blue bulletin board paper. They then added their pictures. I typed labels of all the things they drew. They sorted the labels into common and proper nouns and then added them to the collage.
Monday, March 11, 2013
Our student teacher, Ms. Willemin, recently taught a grammar and writing lesson using Empowering Writers. After listening to part of a story, the students diagramed sentences to identify the noun and verb of each sentence as well as what goes at the beginning and ending of each good sentence.
Sunday, September 18, 2011
A few weeks ago we read All I Am by Eileen Roe to learn about nouns and verbs. After reading the book we created a t-chart of the things that were nouns and the things that were verbs. The students then created a foldable to write and draw two things that they can be. We then practiced the verbs by acting out things they can do through the game "Monkey See, Monkey Do."
Sunday, October 31, 2010
In Reading and Social Studies we have been learning about the importance of maps. One of the books we read is Me On The Map by Joan Sweeney. As we read we discussed all of the important parts of a map. We reviewed the location of our country, state, city, and neighborhood. As a part of our study, we combined our grammar lessons over nouns with our lessons over maps to create a Noun Neighborhood. The students drew their home, their favorite stores, restaurants, vehicles, and more which they then labeled with nouns. We learned that a neighborhood is "where we work, live, and play" and that a noun is a "person, place, or thing." Enjoy a slideshow of the students working on their artistic Noun Neighborhood.
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