There are many elements of the design belt, buckle, face that were not included in the glyph legend. Please feel free to add these or to modify or omit any of the suggested glyph legend items to personalize the experience for your students. Although this activity was designed as a holiday glyph, the elf glyph could easily be modified for use with "The Elves and the Shoemaker" story as well simply by changing the colors and legend choices. Look for this version to follow shortly!
Friday, 20 January More Bears! If you have not read this book, you must! We looked at these four types of bears: Here is the chart we created: Check out her bear unit here I wish I had more time to do all of the activities.
We tasted strawberry jam, tuna fish, and honey on crackers. We graphed our favourite bear food. Also included in Rachelle's unit, students coloured in their own graph and then answered questions about it.
We compared it to the book "Growl! You can download the student version by clicking the picture below. We have been working on addition and just started talking about "Tens Partners". We created this rainbow anchor chart to help us remember them!
In Rachelle's bear unit, she has this cute activity called "Bears in a Cave". One partner closes their eyes, the other partner uses bear counters I used Teddy Graham crackers and puts some in each circle.
They write the total in the square at the end and then covers up one of the circles with a "cave" paper cup or bowl. The other partner guesses how many bears are in the cave. You can use any number of bears.
I had mine use all ten bears, so the sum always stayed This was great practice for the "Tens Partners". When we started talking about hibernation, we read a book called "All About Hibernation".
Then we created a large poster called "Where do animals go in the winter? I got this idea from the very creative Amy over at Fun 4 Kids. See all of her winter animal ideas here! My students coloured the large background poster. Then they coloured the animals, cut them out with the labels, and glued them into the correct winter home.
Then we added some cotton balls for snow! If you would like a copy of the poster, click the pictures below. I print the background on white 11 x 17" paper. Amy also had a poem on her blog called "Winter Animals". It has some cute actions to go with it.
We practiced the poem all week, then today we glued it into our poetry journals and illustrated it. Click above to download the poem.
And last, but not least, we read the Bill Martin Jr. Kids love the fun rhythm of these books. If you haven't checked out Mrs. Kacey Doodle Bugs Teaching, go there now!
Check here and here.We love a good math craft and opportunity to show our mathematical thinking!! We have been exploring part, part whole addition strategies and connecting it to what we know about turn around facts and the relationship between addition and subtraction.
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We talked about what a spider looks like and I drew (poorly) a spider on the easel. We labeled six main parts together: the head, the abdomen, the legs, the eyes, the feelers, and the spinnerets.
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