Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Goldilocks Day 2 and Some Math

Today we continued our Goldilocks Unit!!  My students loved comparing the two stories.  We also heard a lot more synonyms!!  Here is what we did today!!

ABC Order

Here a few samples of our ABC Order Center.

Word Wall – Is it safe to walk in the woods alone?

The students picked 4 word wall words and then answered the question using those words.   I love this center because it encourages them to USE the word wall.  It is also leveled because the students choose their own words.  This center has also really improved their spelling.

I Can Compare Can You

Today we practice compare and contrasting two characters from our Goldilocks stories.  The students were able to pick ANY two characters.  This choice helps the students be more successful with completing this activity.  We also talked about focusing not just on the things you can “see” about the two characters.  But more about what type of person they were in the story. 


All of the activities and MORE are available in my Goldilocks Stories Unit!!  Take a closer look HERE!!   Or if you like  this comprehension activity check out my I CanCompare Can You pack HERE!! 


Today we did a math activity from my Buggy for Subtraction pack.  We chose a ladybug card, subtracted 10, and then found the bee with the answer.

I taught my students to set up the problems vertically to make them easier.  I want them to learn that they can rotate any problem.

A few of my students continued to struggle with this activity so we I taught them how to draw a line down the middle to make each problem into TWO mini problems. 

 Happy Tuesday!  Can you believe it is MAY!!  I feel like April FLEW by!!  We have around 27 days left I think!! ;)   


She (Sprinkle Teaching Magic) said...

No I can't believe it is May!! So.much.to.do. I really like your Ven Diagrams for character comparison. Really great idea.


Sprinkle Teaching Magic

Primary Paradise said...

Drawing the vertical lines and making the mini problems helps so much. Great ideas!