Friday, May 11, 2012

Miss Nelson is Missing FREEBIE :)

We read Miss Nelson is Missing this week, and the kids loved it! I love reading the book towards the end of the year. I find myself saying, "We don't want to act like Miss Nelson's class, do we??" I always want to come to school one day dressed as Viola Swamp, but I am not brave enough :)

Now, I am not going to lie-I used several pages from the portal that comes with the book because I am just TIRED. And with our Mother's Day books, I just needed something EASY (please tell me I am not the only one!!) But we were able to incorporate a few fun activities in the process :)

This book has a lot of homonyms in it, so we made these quick, easy little pages..

Since the portal does fact and opinions, we did a quick little F&O writing of our own.

In the book, Miss Nelson's kids are so naughty that they throw paper airplanes in class. Well, today we did a paper airplane toss!! The kids FLIPPED! They have never been allowed to make paper airplanes at school before. Amy and I gave our classes each a piece of paper and told them to just make a paper airplane. I was amazed at how many didn't know how to make them! It was rainy today, so we had to do this activitiy inside, but it worked out. We decided to measure the distances in meters, A) to go with our math series and B) because we thought the kids would throw the planes a lot further than they did, haha.

That is my plane that went 6-8 meters... just sayin' :)

Originally we had planned to have the kids use the record sheet that you can get in this FREEBIE, but because of other school events, we needed to make this activity a little quicker. We measured and marked the distances on the ground in front of the kids. Then we had 3 kids come up at a time, throw the planes, and we had one student tally the whole group's data. Then we came back together and filled out this chart. It worked out just as well!

This was a really fun activity for the kids, and they really loved this book.

Click HERE for a Miss Nelson is Missing  FREEBIE from my TpT store! It includes the Fact and Opinion page, a comprehension test (I like to throw those in every now and then), and Paper Airplane Data pages (that I had intended on using). Hope you can use them :)

9 days left!
Happy weekend!


  1. I love this post! I have a friend who has dressed as Viola and she always has 1 or 2 that cry because they are scared! Lol! =)

    I would love for you to come read about what we did with Chef Ad J. Tive. =)

    Heather's Heart

  2. Thanks for the freebie! I love that book, and your airplane data looks so fun. I've done something like that before and the kids LOVED it!

    Luckeyfrog's Lilypad