Monday, March 11

the wild west

I'm on spring break and loving it! In March we always learn about our great state. We spend time talking about the state symbols, important people, the capital, cowboys and cowgirls. It is one of my favorite units to teach. Here is a freebie for you. I had the kids roll out a snake using play-doh then measure it with cubes. I followed up with this recording sheet. You can grab it here or just click the picture below.
We read Armadillo Rodeo by Jan Brett and talked about the story elements using this story map I made on a giant boot.
After reading many books on cowboys we organized all our new leanring with this cowboy tree map.

This was our pocket chart activity for the week. We spent time learning about cowboy clothing.
 For word work we worked on making Texas words with magnetic letters and stamps.
 We made many western themed class books that we have been reading in class.
We learned what cowboys wear and why. This is our circle map of cowboy clothing.
We learned about Texas regions and the types of landforms in each region.

I added many updates to my wild west unit. Go check it out here.


Thursday, March 7


Here are a few of the activities we did in February for dental health. Plenty of graphs and analyzing the data. Here we graphed have you ever had a cavity?
 Brush your teeth poem  for our poetry journals.
 Bubble map of ways to take care of your teeth and have a big happy smile.
 We sorted foods into healthy and not healthy.

I used the book Silverlicious to discuss how characters change. Then we used it to discuss character traits. We worked on finding evidence from the text. I got the cute Pinkalicious clipart from here.

You can find the activities above in my tooth unit.  

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