Saturday, February 25, 2012

Forest Expedition! {Literacy, Science, and Writing Activities}

           I just finished my newest Literacy, Science, and Writing Unit!

This Forest Unit incorporates activities and ideas to implement Literacy, Science, and Writing. Includes: Inflectional Endings, Compound Words, Vocabulary Cards, Writing Ideas, and Classifying!  You can take a closer look here!

Friday, February 24, 2012

We’re really cooking! Frontload Friday!

Today I introduced a few of our centers for next week!  I’m so excited for some of our food themed centers.  First we practiced building compound words with pancakes. This activity can be found in my Pancake Fun pack.  (Note to self: I should have left these pancakes as a square or used them on the floor.  They keep rolling in the pocket chart. ) But the students still enjoyed building the compound words!


Next, we also learned about the –ie, -igh sound with my phonics activity Just Right Pie.

FYI - I do know there are two pies but I had trouble coming up with -ie words.  So I went ahead and put it in twice.  This usually helps me see if they are reading the words. :)

Today in math we did an activity from my Fun with Food Math Pack.  For this activity the students choose a food item and have to draw the coins they would need to buy that food item.  They LOVED this activity.  It was fun to see them generate different ways to make the same amount. 



The day was cut sure due to a tornado watch and we released an hour early.  I was pretty excited to be able to come home early on a FRIDAY!  Hope you ALL have a GREAT weekend!

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Lost! Sequencing, Multiple Meanings, -ook Words

The week we have been reading: Lost!  by David M. McPhail.   This story is about a bear that is lost in a big city!  Here is a look at what we have been doing:
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We wrote fantasy bear stories using the word wall!

Sorry for this bad picture.  But you get the idea!

We have used words with Multiple Meanings in sentences. 


We have put our story words in ABC Order!  This ABC order sheet is saved on my computer at school!  I'll upload it in the morning!  We also practiced these words on using the eWord Game!





We have been sequencing stories using this graphic organizer. 
You can purchase “school themed” ones here!

We also learned the /oo/ sound like in hook!

In math we have been learning about Money!  We counted how much money we had and used Abby's Be Mine Boxes to practice Numbers!  Thanks Abby!

Sunday, February 19, 2012

New TPT Units - Leap Year, Shopping Fun, and -ie, -igh

Happy Leap Year!  Literacy and Math Fun!

This Mini Unit includes two Literacy Activities for Realism and Fantasy and two math skip counting activities.  Use the Realism and Fantasy pages with two Froggy Stories: Froggy Bakes a Cake and Froggy Eats Out both by Jonathan London.

Just Right Pie ie, igh Word Work

This Phonics Pack was designed to practice the long I sounds: ie (pie) and igh (right). It includes 12 color cards, 2 phonics headers, and a recording sheet.

Shopping Fun Math Fun

This Math Pack includes four hands-on math centers. These math centers practice money, time to the hour and half-hour, counting by 1, 5, and 10, and sharing equally.

1. Shopping Fun – The students will identify how many of each coin would be needed to buy the food. It includes two pages of food choices and a recording sheet.
2. Clock Time Order – The students will sequence time to the hour and half-hour cards. Then they will draw hands on a clock to match.
3. Missing Money – The students will practice counting by 1s, 5s, and 10s using money.
4 .Strawberry Sharing Story Problems – The students will share strawberries with two or three people. This includes black and white or color strawberry counters.