Hey there! I have been working hard on unit 6 in Wonders and decided I needed a little break. I love a great themed unit and my kids really do too! So, I made an awesome desert unit. It is jammed packed with non-fiction, comprehension, diagrams, tons of report opportunities/formats, math, science, websites and books I recommend to help you through the unit. You should really check it out it is one of my favorites yet. Once my kiddos are finished up with our rainforest unit, I am going to do the desert. What a fun way to compare biomes! Have a great night! … [Read more...] about Desert Unit
Hey there! So, one of my latest projects has been going through our Wonders language arts curriculum and really dissecting the writing and grammar portions. I have put together 4 of the 6 units so far. Each unit is broken down into 6 weeks. I have put together brainstorming, graphic organizers, prompts, papers, key idea posters and 3 grammar practice worksheets for each week. The great thing about these units is that you don't need to be doing Wonders for them to be beneficial to your writing program. Since making these units my kids are getting through the process like never before. They … [Read more...] about Wonders
Hey there! Well the holiday rush is in full swing and so is the holiday learning in my classroom! All five first grade classrooms are taking advantage of my Holiday's From Around the World packet. We made a grade level book focusing on each holiday, as well as small holiday readers. In my classroom each day we have done a holiday read aloud, a holiday craft, read our non-fiction passages and have been walking through the process of writing a explanatory writing piece with a topic sentences, two facts and a concluding sentence. What's nice is that there is so much to choose from you can … [Read more...] about Ho Ho Holidays!
Well, nocturnal week starts on Monday in my classroom and we will be focusing on bats and owls. I made a little bat unit earlier and was looking through my materials and thought that my owls resources could use a little pick me up. So here they are. I can't wait to use them with my kiddos! Kacie This owl unit includes: Literacy, Math and Art: - (2) Owl Can/Have/Are worksheet - Owl KWL - Owl diagram and labeling - All about owls report wheel - (2) owl non-fiction passages with comprehension questions (on level and challenge) - (4) non-fiction passages on 4 different owls with … [Read more...] about Whooootin’ Owls!