I miss Michigan!!!!
Winter in Florida is not the same.
This week we spent quite a bit of time talking about winter and snow, since it is definitely something my students don't experience here in South Florida. I tried to sneak little tidbits into our morning message to see how much they knew by posing questions like :
What happens in the winter?
What can you do in the snow?
What do you wear in the snow?
What do you need for a snowman?
What does snow look like? Feel like?
We actually had quite a lengthy discussion about what to wear in the snow since some of my little hunny's think skinny jeans and skirts would cut it!! OH NO.... we discussed the word WATERPROOF! HAH! I need to find a picture of me as a child in my snowsuit to show them......
Here's our how to make a snowman interactive writing....
1. Mak two snow balls.
2. Adu eyes and a math.
3. Adu a nsos and arms.
4. Ptu a skarf adn hat.
Along with their how to make a snowman books:
We also spent some time talking about the different parts of snowmen and labeling them
We talked about MLK this week during Social Studies. We started the week talking about our dreams and made this cute project:
Then, we did the tale of two eggs experiment. We looked at both brown and white eggs and talked about how they were different on the outside. Then we predicted what we would see on the inside and cracked them open. The kids were SO SURPRISED that they were the same on the inside. I asked them how eggs are like people, and they totally got it! I heard things like "even though we are different colors we are the same on the inside" and "some people are light and some people are dark but we all have hearts and feelings". They made so many connections between eggs and people!! You can get this experiment for free HERE.
After I had laid the foundations by talking about dreams and people/eggs being the same on the inside even though they are different on the outside THEN we read about MLK and his dreams for equality. Again, the kids made so many connections I was blown away. I've struggled in the past with teaching this but I think I've finally got it.
We made this chart about him:
We'll continue talking about both MLK and winter/snow next week. Here are some of our winter centers:
|blends - just starting these!|
|unscrambling sight words|
|Snowmen have... Pocket Chart|
|Winter Books in the Library|
|The Smiley Snowman at the Listening Center|
|Stamping ending sounds (he must have done rocket shiP instead of rocket!)|
|Sorting Ending Sounds|
|Sorting ending sounds (can you tell we are really working on this!!)|
Julie Lee & Deanna Jump
MLK mini unit from Erin Eberhart