Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Figurative Language Week!

This week we are learning about figurative language; Metaphors, Similes, Personification, Hyperbole and Alliteration.  The kids love to "ding" when they recognize the form we are studying that day in a book we read to go along with it.  We read "Tar Beach" for Metaphors and "Owl Moon" for Similes.

 In Math, we are still working on Place Value.  I have been telling the kids that when rounding, we have to knock on our neighbor's door to decide if we should round up or down.  Then I saw a great Place Value anchor chart on Pinterest and had to make one for my class.  I adapted the colors and numbers to go along with a Place Value bulletin board I have in my room.

The rest of this week we are going to be finishing up Figurative Language and take our Math Chapter 1 Test.  I was pretty unsure of how this departmentalization would work out, but I am really starting to enjoy it.  I have 2 great groups of kids and we are able to get everything done in the time we have.


  1. Very nice chart. So nice and neat.

  2. Great anchor chart! Very helpful for my students!!

  3. Love this anchor chart. Thank you Tara!