Monday, May 4, 2015
Describing Our Classmates!
Shew! How is it already May? I don't know about you, but I. Am. Swamped. Seriously! This year, my teaching partner and I are holding our school's first ever Fifth Grade Graduation. We are excited but also wondering how we are going to fit everything in and be prepared by the end of this month.
One project that I wanted my to be able to give to our graduates were these framed Wordles that I found on Pinterest from HoJo's Teaching Adventures. I had a parent volunteer to frame them all for me if I could get them designed and printed! So my students and I set to work...
I wanted my students to describe each other using a variety of positive words. Since variety was KEY, I created word cards and a recording sheet for them to hunt words from around the room.
Then, we played "Scoot" and moved through the room to describe each of our classmates! Now, I know how my kids work and I had to implement a few rules. I would only allow them to use each word once. Otherwise, I would have several who would describe every student as "honest" regardless of if it was truly fitting.
After making their way around the room, I had a complete list of descriptive words about each student.
Now, I'm off to create Wordles for each of my students!!! :) If you'd like these word cards and recording sheets, you can grab them here! :)