Sunday, April 8

wild west unit week two

This long weekend has been so nice. I really needed a break . . .
We finished up my wild west unit. We had so much fun learning about cowboys and all things Texas.
Here is a look at week two! 

We read this adorable book and then completed the writing, "Every cowgirl/boy needs ____ boots."

Here is the craft we made to go with our writing. They water colored the boots.

Then we graphed who had cowboy boots and analyzed the data on their recording sheet.

This was my favorite activity. We read armadilly chili and made our own chili in a crock pot. They thought I was the best cook ever. (I used chili in a can!) We completed the chart using interactive writing. Then they each completed their own how to writing.

We labeled the cowboy and cowgirl to build oral language. While doing this they each completed their own brace map.

We having been working on writing to inform and at the end of the week they were able to publish their own Texas book. These stay in the classroom for everyone to read.

Our bulletin board with all our crafts we made throughout the week. The bluebonnets, and rattlesnakes are from Chalk Talk.

We also made chili pepper patterns. This idea is also from Chalk Talk.

Check out my wild west unit on Teachers pay Teachers.



Erica said...

Precious ideas! We have a chili cook off at my school in Kinder! I love how you listed the recipe. I have pics on my site of our cook off if you want to see. :)


Ashlee said...

So cute! We always read "Every Cowgirl Needs a Horse" during our Texas unit. Loved your great ideas! I'll have to do some of them next year!

Thanks for sharing!

FirstGradeBlueSkies (Jennifer) said...

LOVe it!
First Grade Blue SKies

Tonia said...

Great unit! Such cute ideas. I have done a cowboy show with square dancing, a line dance and singing. This would be a great addition. Thanks for sharing

April Kreitzer Wolfe said...

Looks like a fun time.


Sarabeth said...

darling unit and ideas!

Lovely Nina said...

Looks like it was a fun unit!

Lovely Little Learners

Lori Rosenberg said...

I'm moving to Texas! Lots of fun stuff happens there! Thanks for sharing all your cute pictures and activities!

Teaching With Love and Laughter

Heather's Heart said...

These are some great ideas!

Thank you for sharing!

My kiddos love the Texas Nursery Rhymes and the 12 Days of Rodeo! Do you have those?

One of their favorite Texas books is The Jalapeno Man!

Heather's Heart

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The Bubblegum Tree said...

So cute! Love the pepper patterns and the chili - yum! Have you heard of Armadilly Chili? It would go great with your chili cooking. Like The Little Red Hen Texas style!

Buggy In Kindergarten said...

Wow! I love this! What a great unit!

Ms. Jessica said...

These activities are all adorable! I wish my school had a Wild West unit!

A Turn to Learn

Miss Trayers said...

Too cute! My Mom comes in to read to my class every year-last year she Every Cowgirl Needs A Horse and brought in pics of her horse, a horseshoe, etc.-I can't wait to tell her there's a sequel! :) Thanks so much for sharing your ideas-I just love your blog!


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