first thing I want to share with you is our Minties Narratives, now for all those folks who are not familiar with Minties, they are a spearmint flavoured chewy candy,I love them!
Each week my Principal leaves some kind of yummy treat in the staffroom, a couple of weeks ago she left us some Minties, yum. Anyway as I was looking at the wrapper I was struck with inspiration! On each wrapper there is a little pic with the tagline of "It's moments like these you need Minties!" Well, of course you do! So I gathered up the wrappers, thanked the Principal and asked the rest of the staff to please pass on any wrappers to me.
Then I made a photocopy of each wrapper by increasing it to 300%
My kiddos then got to choose which wrapper they wanted to use for a narrative using the picture as their problem. They then had to plan their narrative, this took a few steps because my kiddos really need a lot of visual help to plan. So they filled in a filmstrip to show the steps.
They used a 4 sequence step to write some adjectives about their story
and they also used a proforma to identify the Orientation, characters, setting etc. (Sorry no pic of that one)
They are still in the process of completing their final draft and setting it out as a book! This actually took longer than I thought it would but I am glad that they took their time with it and have seemed to really enjoy it. Will share pics of some of the finished products in the next couple of days.
We have also been looking at angles in Maths this week and to help my kiddos remember we made posters of the acute, obtuse and right angles. I saw this idea on another blog a while back and I have a feeling it was one of my fellow Aussie bloggers but can't remember, please let me know if it was you. So here are a couple of pics of their posters, I was pretty impressed!
I love the skate ramp in this one!
This little kiddo included angles as her border!
I think the part they liked best was that I let them put their own posters up, heehee.
Well, I hope you enjoyed my belated week in review, this week we are working on tesselations and mosaics, also I should have a Christmas freebie ready to go by tomorrow so keep an eye out for that one!
Enjoy your week everyone.