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Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Guest: Fun in 4B

I am so excited to welcome a sweet friend of mine, Elizabeth. She always seems to know just the thing to say to bring a smile to my face. I also love her use of foldables in the classroom.

I am not sure if you all know this about me yet or not but I homeschooled my kids for 6 years! My oldest taught himself to read at 2 and I then had to teach him the "right way" as for the things he couldn't figure out... he made up.

Anywho... I enjoyed my time as a homeschool mom and loved how much my children learned in a fun and engaging way. I want to bring that to my classroom. Elizabeth reminds me of the fun that I had then and teaches me new ways to bring this to the classroom. I hope you enjoy today's post!





Hi there bloggy friends!
It’s Elizabeth from Fun in Room 4B.


Fun in Room 4B


Hasn't Misty done a terrific job so far of showcasing some terrific bloggers? Now, I get the chance to hang out and tell you a little bit about myself.  Thank you, Misty, for this opportunity to share.

I'm a fourth grade teacher in South Carolina.  I've been teaching for over 17 years but sometimes still feel like a fish out of water.  We used that idiom today while reading Out of My Mind by Sharon Draper.  I'm not sure my students would have understood my self-to-text connection, though. Oh well.  You need to read that book, by the way.
 
Did you know that April is Poetry month?  It really is.  Honest.
I’ve never been terrifically poetic.  Snarky and sarcastic, I’ve got that down.  Poetic?  Not so much.
But, let me tell you.  It’s a standard.  And a pretty big one, too.

Man. That means I need to step out of my comfort zone.

I hate it when that happens.

Being the Pinterest stalker that I am, I found tons of lapbooks...but not a single one on poetry and figurative language.  So, I made one.  I'm a firm believer in the use of foldables.  I've been using them with social studies for a few years.  This year, I've started using foldables with math and reading.  I knew I wanted to have several foldables for the gazillion poetry and figurative language terms.  {I just made up a gazillion, I think.}

Here are a couple of pictures of the lapbook:

Here's the cover:


Here's the inside:



We just finished up the lapbooks this week.  The students took this test as their final assessment:


 You can snap that up at my TpT or TN stores. 

I had 95% score above 85%.  Foldables work, people.  They really, really do.  

I hope you can use the freebie.  I try my very best to post at least one freebie a week. So come on over and check out even more freebies.

You can also head directly to my TpT and TN stores.  I have more freebies there than paid products.  I hope you have a great week!






Thanks again, Misty, for letting me share :)







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3 Comments:

At April 18, 2012 at 7:29 AM , Blogger Amber P. said...

Foldables and lapbooks are so fabulous. I heart them. I really do.

Adventures of a Third Grade Teacher

 
At April 21, 2012 at 10:35 AM , Blogger Elizabeth said...

Thanks, Amber! I've grown to love lapbooks because of your inspiration :)

Elizabeth
Fun in Room 4B

 
At July 25, 2012 at 10:31 AM , Blogger Bill Kolesnik said...

Awesome idea!! Thank SO much for sharing. Can I ask how your students utilized this with your poetry unit? Did they refer to this when writing their own poems? Was it just a study tool for the end of unit assessment? THANKS!!

 

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