We made these cute heart bags out of bulletin board paper, paper doilies, and labels from Deanna's Unit.
The kids passed out their valentines a few at a time while their classmates sorted, counted, and graphed conversations hearts.
Then we sorted and graphed our cards.
|Also from Deanna's Valentine Unit|
I also put our mailbox activity into centers this week since they did so good with it last week. These sentence cards are from Deanna's Valentine Unit but I made the recording sheet to go with it. If you have her unit and would like the recording sheet to put the game into centers just shoot me an email at Rachelle.Ruark@gmail.com
By the time Wednesday rolled around I was DONE with Valentine's. We still had lots of work to do though! This week we studied George Washington in Social Studies.
|this graphic organizer is from Deanna's America Unit.|
By Friday we were ready to compare the two:
|These are from Kim's Presidents Pack and Deanna's America pack, I used pieces from both.|
We also started our Zoo Unit! The kids are loving it!
|charting our prior knowledge|
We've been doing a lot of sorting as we learn..... sorting by animal age (baby, young, adult), body covering, type of animals, how they move....
My kiddos surprised me (I love when they do that!) with how quickly they picked up adjectives. I told them it was a first grade skill so of course they were all about proving they could do it too. We'll have to hit nouns and verbs next!
We learned all about Monkeys and I swear some of them had a little too much fun acting like monkeys. All. Day. Long. (forgot to take pics! Next week I promise.....)
Here's a quick peak at our zoo centers we started (All from my zoo pack):
|long a, silent e|
|write the room/syllables|
|Spin & Write Beginning Sounds|
|At The Zoo Pocket Chart Story (Available HERE)|
|number words 11-20|
|Ten frames 11-20|
|Number order 21-30|
|Roll and Graph|
|Counting by 10s|
Some Books we loved this week: