Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Commas and Nouns

This week, one of our focus skills is commas in a series. I had some inspiration yesterday for a little poem to use with commas. For some reason, I always think of poems or songs for my class in the shower. I'm not sure why but I hope I'm not the only one.

We are also working on nouns this week. I love teaching nouns! There is so much that you can do with it. Since this is our first week on nouns, we have been making anchor charts to use during the year.

Today we worked on people and places. It's interesting what they come up with sometimes. 

Tomorrow we are doing things and animals. I know that some people include animals as things but that is often hard for kids to see. They get confused if they are people or things so we are making a separate anchor chart for these things.

We finally got our owl paintings finished last week and I hung them up today. They turned out pretty good.  I experimented with hanging them with extra strength tape. We'll see how many are up when I go back to school tomorrow.

In other news, I went to see my beloved Braves this weekend in Atlanta for an early birthday present. It was Chipper Jones' last home game. It was a rainy day but a fun game.

Tomorrow's my birthday and I am turning the big 3-0. Ugh! One my kiddos put it in perspective for me though. He told me that he wished my birthday wasn't on Wednesday and I said, "Why not?" He said, "You are going to think you are old but you aren't." Made me feel a little bit better!

Have a good night friends!


  1. Happy early birthday!!!!! :-)

  2. Love the comma man poem! So cute!
    Have a wonderful birthday tomorrow!

    Pixy Stix and Teacher Tricks

    1. This is first time I learn about this topic.I appreciate the tips and the recommendation.Thanks.

      Confused Nouns

  3. Love the comma man poem. I also have those same owl curtains! I made mine two summers ago with material I bought at Hobby Lobby. Made me smile when I saw them.
    First Grade Shenanigans

  4. Hello,

    I love your poems. I was wondering if it was okay to pin? I will link it back to your page.


  5. I always sing/make up songs in the shower! It's boring otherwise?! lol :) My friend flew down from Jersey to see Chipper's last game. Why she's a Braves fan in Yankees territory, I'll never understand... ;)
    A Cupcake for the Teacher

  6. We are working on nouns also. I love your posters. Tomorrow, I am heading to Seattle to see the last home game. No more live baseball til April!

    Chickadee Jubilee

  7. Love your poem!! Your posters are great, too!

  8. Super cute! I just pinned to use later :)

    One Class, One Sound

  9. Your posters are great- you are very artistic!

    Going Nutty!

    ( dont worry about the 3-0....I am a few months away from the 4-0....I think it all keeps getting better:)

  10. Adorable poem! I'm teaching the same things right now and it will help my seconds. Happy birthday and don't worry about thirty. Your thirties will be the best time in your life. It's true! :)

    Heather at TeachItToday!

  11. Happy Birthday!! :) The owl paintings are precious!

    The Learning Tree

  12. We're starting nouns and verbs, too. Thanks for the ideas!


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