We did this cute take on "squiggle writing" last week. (I can't remember where I saw this idea so I can credit them.) Aren't these adorable!?!?!?!? My student teacher glued 2 sets of googly eyes on a white sheet of paper. We handed them out to my firsties and they had to make 2 characters out of them. Next they had to draw a setting behind them. Then they had to write a story about them with a beginning, middle and end. Their stories were great!
Here's a look at our centers this week:
We are working on ai/ay this week and here we are using the "Read It! Draw It!" page from my unit.
Pocket Chart Sort:
These firsties are sorting ai and ay cards from my unit above.
We are working on Making 10s this week. My firsties have to draw a number card and put that many chips on their tens frame. Then they have to count to see what the missing addend would be. Then they have to write the addition sentence on the white board.
We were also finishing up some presidents day lesson and activities that we missed on our snow days.
These passages are from Katie Knight. They are from her 13 American Heroes Unit. I absolutely LOVE this unit. We use pages from it all the time!
I always take all the books and activities we learn in one week and put them in a center for the week. This gives them the opportunity to research and discover facts on their own. Then they have to write about some things they learned and we turn them into a class book.
Our story last week was a reader's theater play. They are using little puppets of the characters to read the story with each other.
We have also been doing lots of different activities for Read Across America Day/Week. More pics and ideas to come.
I hope you guys are staying warm! We just got a call for another snow/ice day tomorrow - UGH! This is really messing up our fun activities!