Friday, April 13, 2012

If, Then, So, What, Because, Therefore

Spring Break is almost over! WAHHHH!

I don't think I can handle going back to school. The thought of everything that needs to happen in those 39 days is giving me hives.

  • Finish teaching my math curriculum before the test, geometry, graphing and combinations. 
  • Review everything we have learned this year in math and reading (I'm sure they remember EVERYTHING so this won't be a big deal)
  • Take down everything fun and cute in my room
  • TEST, TEST, TEST.
  • For my kiddos that didn't pass, REVIEW AND RETEST.  (Do other states do this, or is it just NC?)
  • Actually have some fun before school is out. 
  • End of the Year Paperwork (YAY. My Fav....)
Why am I thinking about this when I only have three more precious days. I think it's because I am a glutton for pain. 

Well, on to other things. I found a picture on my phone and realized I didn't blog about it! The week before Spring Break was super short for us, 3 1/2 crazy days.  So I wanted to teach a reading skill that would be eazy peazy.  So I decided to teach a little bit of cause and effect. Plus, I saw this super cute anchor chart on Pinterest. 


The original pin doesn't link back to a blog or anything, so if you know who it belongs to me, let me know.

I just thought it was too cute! I had a problem though. If I tried drawing that, it would look a hot mess.  So I used my technology skills.  I use Google Chrome, and there is a free Angry Birds App, so I took a screen shot and blew it up in Microsoft Publisher and Voila!


My kiddos thought it was the coolest thing ever!!

I was feeling awfully uninspired that week before Spring Break and I just couldn't bring myself to make anything new.  So, I googled, I searched and I didn't come up with much.  But, I did find  a set a of Cause and Effect Game Cards.

They are FREE HERE. It is from a wiki from a school district in FL. Lots of goodies! You could use them with a game board or whatever you would like.  I wanted all of my kiddos involved, so we Played Scoot.  They numbered their paper 1-22 and they scooted away.  The task cards were fairly easy for the most part, but it got them thinking and moving.

We also looked for cause and effect in our read aloud, independent reading and some test prep reading selections. Yeah and I have to say we did some boring cause and effect worksheets. This teacher needed some grades. 

If anyone has some cause and effect activities geared toward the upper grades let me know, because like I said, I couldn't find much. 

Maybe I'll put it on my to-do list for the summer. 

Enjoy your Friday! I'm going to meet my mom and brother for some Mongolian Grill and a Movie! Yum and  Fun! 

3 comments:

  1. My drawings are a hot mess, too :)

    Made me chuckle.

    Elizabeth

    Fun in Room 4B

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  2. Hehe- love your improvisation! You found some great resources! I always have my kids make flip books, but that may be too elementary. Basically, we place a paper hamburger-style and then fold the two sides in towards the middle. Then, I cut to the crease on each side so that I'm left with 4 squares that fold out away from the middle. The kids write the cause on the outside, and the effect on the inside, with "so then..." as a transition.

    I always make them include 2 positive effects and 2 negative effects, because they always seem to think of the negative ones but never the positives on their own!

    Jenny
    Luckeyfrog's Lilypad

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    1. I like that idea! I think I could "third grade" it up! haha!


      Adventures of a Third Grade Teacher

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