Sunday, March 27, 2011

a few ideas from Fran at Kindergarten Crayons...

Sorry, I have not posted a lot lately. I have been swamped between work and school. I am so behind on blogging.

I just got the chance to look through a few posts for the week and I had to share a few things that caught my eye from Kindergarten Crayons.

I am getting ready to do a lesson on adjectives in a first grade classroom next week, so I really liked Fran's use of bubble maps with the book, Goldilocks and the Three Bears.



If you are looking for a few word wall games, check out Fran's free downloads for her fish word wall game and her roll a die game.



And last, but not least.... I did not even know these existed, but how great are they!! Dry erase crayons!! Fran shares about these in her most recent post.

3 comments:

Fran Kramer said...

I can't believe you featured me on your blog! I feel so honored. Thank you so much for this. It means so much to me. I am very new at this and I am just trying to find my way. I always check your site for great ideas and my whole grade level loves you! Wow...
Fran Kramer@kindergartencrayons.blogspot.com

Fran Kramer said...

Okay now I want to tell you about using thinking maps in first grade the way I was trained (our curriculum guru is my best friend) We talk about making words stronger and when we build a tree map we ask the kids how we can make a word "stronger." Maybe you have the word bear...what kind of bear, can you describe his size, color, how does he feel, etc. When we talk about describing we use a graphic of an arm muscle!I teach adjectives with food-yup you read that right. We each get a piece and we use all 5 senses to describe it and I build this on the bubble map. I hope this made sense since it is so long-winded!
Fran@kindergartencrayons.blogspot.com

Mrs. Larremore said...

Fran- thanks for sharing how you use the maps. I think it is important that the maps be used correctly and I like the extras you add to it. I know that helps students to make deeper connections to what they are learning.