Friday, May 2, 2014

A ZOO-tastic Week

We had a Zoo-tastic week! On Tuesday, our class went to the Chaffee Zoo.  My students' had so much fun! I on the other hand was a complete stress case.  It's a little nerve wracking accounting for 21 little ones that get excited and jet off.  Don't worry when we got back all students were accounted for :)  

They loved seeing all the animals! There were so many too.  I hadn't been to the Chaffee Zoo in years and couldn't believe how big it is.  

They loved Sting Ray Bay

This was truly our favorite. Sea Lion Cove was

When I saw this it cracked me up. I'm on the same diet as a turtle :)

I created a Zoo Guide/Emergency Contact book for my students'.  I loved the way they turned out.  I was amazed to see them actually pulling out the map and using it.  It was very cute! Oh how they have grown so much.   

I put their Zoo Guide and snack in this ziplock bag.  Each student wore one.  I loved this idea! My teacher friend, Jamie Huerta came up with it. 
Since we took a trip to the zoo, it was only fitting that we write about our experience.  This week I had my students' peer edit their paper.  I have to say I was so surprised at how well they did.  I was so happy with the final product and did I mention they peer edited (As you can tell I'm very excited about this)! 

Lastly, we are working on nonstandard units of measurement.  For the math lesson it required that each student use paper clips.  As you can imagine that could be a little crazy for first graders (and probably extremely stressful for this OCD teacher).  I figured sine I have measurement clipart by the AMAZING Melonheadz I would put it to use.  I created  paper clip rulers for each student.  Each student received four rulers, two for in class and two for at home.   I also created a pencil ruler as well.  

That's all for now.  Have a wonderful weekend and remember to check back next week to see what Room 13 is up to! 

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