The last week of January is always Cowboy Poetry Festival time (you can check it out here).
Wednesday we had some wonderful moms come in and help us have a Buckaroo Breakfast with our second grade reading buddies. They were lining up for seconds (I like to think it is because I make a killer pancake, but really, kids this age would eat a pile even if they were hard and dry).
We went back to our buddies in the afternoon and they helped us write poems. They turned out so awesome!! Here is one of my favorites:
I am a cowgirl.
Hear the wind blowing.
See the horses run.
Feel the bumpy road.
Smell the burning hair.
Touch the horse.
Thursday I gave each student a copy of my little book What's Under Your Hat? I confess to being pretty proud of how it turned out!! I don't have the black and white graphics yet...so everyone got a color copy to take home. (you can find it in my store, here)
Friday...What can I say? Switch Around Day! In my room we made these cute cute cute horses.
Next door they were painting sunsets.
Then they moved on and listened to and drew the story of Pecos Bill (sorry no pictures, but this was a favorite. They loved learning how to draw a cowboy. They just tucked their pictures away before I could snag one to take a picture).
After the story of Pecos Bill they needed some cactus....these were next.
|Getting ready for the glitter and sequence.|
We ended the day visiting each classroom reciting the poem we have been practicing:
Come on in my room anytime and have some fun, learn something new, make another friend.
Happy Trails to you...until we meet again!