Colorful Word Choices

WOWZERS!!!!
I had NO CLUE that my
little ole pencil would be so LOVED by sooooo many!!!
AND thanks to those of you that purchased it, too!!!
YAY (((smiling)))
I had a lot of questions about the SOAR Board...
SOAR is a problem solving technique that my District REQUIRES us to use...
SHHHH little secret...
I have been teaching problem solving using a 4 square method for YEARS!!!
SOAR is similar to what I have been using so I morphed the 2 together and
put the letters SOAR in the middle
and tell my kiddos to call it a SOAR Board
and WHAAA LAAAA
Farley's SOAR Board...
and if you want a VERY detailed description of my
4 Square Problem Solving it is on my TN
and that is all I have to say about that....
I promised myself when I started this blog I would not use it as
an advertisement for my products and just mentioning
I have a store sends me into a
GUILTY tail tucked position so
with that...
NEW TOPIC!!!

I am sure you have seen something like this on Pinterest
AND
if one of you LUVERLIES can please tell me who was the genius behind this
I WILL send you a digital surprise
I have spent several minutes OK hours searching
OK maybe just one hour BUT
FACT IS I searched and NADA ...
for those of you unfamiliar with Spanish...
I FOUND NOTHING!!!
anywho... I made my own...
and here is what it looked like after I finished...
one thing that bugged me was the pink sample only has 3 choices and ALL
the others have 4...

 SOOOO I didn't glue that on yet...
I will go to Home Depot and see if I can find a 4 sample
manana (Spanish for tomorrow)
if there is NO 4 I will axe the pink and trim...
the poster will have a title too...just haven't thought of one yet

 and if you are thinking
WHY ON EARTH
does a 4th grade teacher need a color poster...
WORD CHOICE BABY!!!!
The last week or 2 I have pounded in my kiddos' heads
to choose JUICY words not dry boring words.
One thing
I noticed was their Schema for alternative color words was LOW
almost nonexistent....
so bring on the paint samples...
 and while I was taking 4 samples
my eye wandered over to the Disney colors
( I LOVE me some Disney)
so I snagged those too!!!
BECAUSE they do have SCHEMA for Disney and DISNEY has some really great
names for their colors!!!



LIKE Mickey's Pants Red
OR

Alien Green

and if they don't find a color they want on the Mickey Head samples
I snagged....
ALL of the regular shaped ones too!!!
punch a hole in the corner and put a book ring in it and
YOU ARE DONE!!!
my kids loved looking at all of the names and remembering what movie they came from...
I also had them RANDOMLY draw a Mickey Head sample and do a quick write using their color's name as their title!!!
They were cute and they had to be creative!!!
 ****NOTE**** making eye contact with the paint mixer people while snagging ALL the Disney samples and a few from Behr will induce huge amounts of guilt...at all costs avoid eye contact and if you can bring a friend or hubby to make the snagging faster :)

 Random Photo Alert...
here is a pic of my door!!!
I am in the green hall
OBVS and
YES that is a VERY UGLY brown door...
you know my school had a minor face lift a couple of years ago
and they color coded the hallways (and inside the rooms too)
we were the lucky winners of Kermit
and the rest of our school didn't miss out on the Rainbow Connection either
we have a red, blue, and yellow hall, too!!!

Any WAYZZZZ
when they painted our halls green and WHITE...
YES white...shows ALL dirt... YAY
they decided to paint our doors too!!!
and they painted them BROWN!!!
YUCK!!!
and all halls got BROWN DOORS
because in the RAINBOW
their is BROWN right?
yeah NO!!!
soooooo
I did my best to make it pretty...
and notice my kiddos hanging from the ceiling...
one side is a normal cute pic and on the other is a FuNnY face!!!
soooo cute (if I do say so myself) :)

 and just in case you wanted a close up of the UGLY brown door
with a make over...
cha ching...
mandatory door pocket and
see the piece of door missing to the left of the pocket
that would be where the painters didn't let the door dry before they closed it and
I was the lucky one that got to open it and ruin my brand new brown door
OK door was not brand new... that was not in the budget...
let me try that again...
I was the lucky one that got to open it and ruin my not so new BUT newly painted BROWN DOOR...
adds character don't cha think?

16 comments:

  1. Oh so loving the color poster!! I don't have the guts to go get all those colors:((((( Snag a set for me???? LOL. Just kidding..I will muster up the courage:)

    4th Grade Frolics

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  2. I love this idea!!! What a fun way for the kids to understand colorful words.

    msnoren.blogspot.com

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  3. Cracking me up!!!! :) Always making me laugh - love it! Your color poster is GENIUS! :)

    A Teeny Tiny Teacher

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  4. Home Depot just made my list of must visits this weekend. And this won't be my first rodeo stealing paint chips. I have passed them out to the children. They use sharpies to write a synonym on each color sample for an over used word. Then I posted them on a board that said "Use colorful words."


    http://thirdgradesacharm.blogspot.com/

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  5. I LOVE this idea! Will have to add it to my list of TO DOs. Thanks so much for sharing!


    Jennifer
    Lifelong Learning

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  6. Great idea! I found one similar on pinterest yesterday where it's a flower with synonyms written on the paint samples. They wrote in their own words though...didn't use the color words. Here it is:
    http://pinterest.com/pin/173952625/

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  8. Btw, it's from http://helloliteracy.blogspot.com/

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  9. Can you cover the door in bulletin board paper? That's what I always did on my ugly brown door...I used it as an extra bulletin board on both sides. Much cuter!

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  10. Love the story and your ideas. I will have to incorporate your poster ideas for color words. Thanks for a good giggle.

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  11. I love the part about not making eye contact with the Home Depot people.

    I wanted to give you the Versatile Blogger Award ! Stop by my blog to check it out!
    Anne
    http://thecandyapple.blogspot.com

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  12. I just wanted to say thank you for all the help and inspiration you've given me as a new fourth grade teacher. Just wanted to let you know you have helped to inspire me to begin my own educational blog http://thoughtsfrom4th.blogspot.com/
    Keep up the info and help!

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  13. You are so fun! :)

    I am a former teacher now home schooling mama, and I have a 4th grader. I love your ideas, and we will be using LOTS of them. Yippee! :)

    I will be sure to credit you on my blog when we do! :) :)

    :) Ami
    www.walkingbytheway.com

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  14. I would love to use your crayon words and color words for the disney colors. I am in kinder and my kids are having a hard time reading color words! I think the disney themed color poster would be so helpful for them!! amazing idea! If you could tell me the fonts you used or send me an email, I would love that! your ideas are wonderful and your spunk is even greater!!!
    Thanks again for sharing!
    Allison
    amarchfeld@gmail.com :)

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  15. I am an SLP in the schools and primarily work on vocabulary with my 4th and 5th graders. I hadn't ever thought about whether they had other words to describe things besides "blue, green, etc." So, I checked and sure enough, my kids couldn't come up with any other color words! Thanks for your lesson idea. The kids are loving working on this.

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  16. I am an SLP in the schools and primarily work on vocabulary with my 4th and 5th graders. I hadn't ever thought about whether they had other words to describe things besides "blue, green, etc." So, I checked and sure enough, my kids couldn't come up with any other color words! Thanks for your lesson idea. The kids are loving working on this.

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