Friday, March 8, 2013

Math, Writing, and Social Studies

Hi Teacher Friends!  Here are a few things we have been working on this week.  We finished our lessons about George Washington and Abraham Lincoln.   After reading the book, Abe Lincoln's Hat, we wrote what we would keep inside our own tall hat. 

I would keep my dad's picture in my hat.
I would keep love in my hat.
I would keep a teddy bear in my hat.
I would keep the state flag in my hat.
We created these Abraham Lincoln projects from the Kaye Espinosa's TLC's Winter Book.  Here is a link to Kaye's site.  Kaye also has her books on TpT. 
Our George Washington directed drawing lessons came from Victoria Smith's Kinder Korner site.  Here is a link to this amazing site.  Be sure to check it out.  She has an amazing amount of ideas shared on her site.

We have been working on measurement in Math.  The kids loved working with the balances.
We also have been practicing beginning addition.  I saw the idea for the floor ten frame on Deeanna Golden's great site.  (Here is a link to her great site. )  She made a ten frame on a large piece of felt.  I didn't have a large piece of felt, so I just put tape on the floor and created a ten frame there.  I divided the kids into a boys' team and a girls' team.  One boy and one girl each rolled one of the large foam dice.  The boy student then picked boys to build the number he rolled and the girl student picked girls to build the number she rolled.  Next we combined the two groups and filled in the ten frame to practice adding. 
The kids had a great time with this activity.
We are working hard on our writing.  The kids have come so far!  I have posted before how much I enjoy using Deanna Jump's and Deedee Wills' writing units.  My students are much further along with their writing this year and I know it is because of these ladies' units.  Here are links to their sites.
Be sure to check out their sites if you haven't already. 
I like dinosaurs because they are cool but they are extinct. 
My favorite is the T-Rex and the Brachiosaurus.
The End.
My dog barks so much.  I love my dog so much.  She loves me so much.  She has brown fur and she likes her brown fur.  Her brown fur is shiney.  She is the best dog.
I know that is a lot to share.  Thank you for getting through it all.  :)  
My spring break starts today!  I hope you have a great spring break. 
If your break has not started yet, hang in there it's just around the corner.



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