This week we are kicking off our weather unit with our weather research project! We are also working on making 10 and decomposing numbers to 10!
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The ‘staches will be using my Weather research creation to research and write about different types of weather and how our weather works. We are also going to be observing and recording our daily weather observations. This research project contains suggested books, recording sheets for each type of weather as well as all the materials needed to create your research journal and graphic organizers! This 2 week weather unit is aligned to the NGSS!
As with all of our research projects, we kick off with a schema map!
To kick off our weather unit, we read my all time favorite book, Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs! And then we make a fun weather hat!
Our first activity is to come up with as many weather words than we can think of! The students then write these words in their journal!
For each type of weather, we read a book and record our learning on a tree map. The students then use that information to write about the weather. We also do an art project for each type of weather!
For the wind, we get to BE THE WIND! The students predict how far they can blow a feather and then they get to blow the feather!
We do a weather experiment to see how clouds fill with water and make rain!
And of course we have a weather snack with blueberries and whip cream!
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This week we’re we are continuing BLENDS Bootcamp! This week we are learning digraphs! We will do our circle maps, blend and build words and write words!
Math: Making 10
In math, we are working on making 10 and decomposing number! We start off with very concrete practice using a giant ten frame on the floor! We use our Sit Spots tape to make the ten frame. Then the boys and girls feel up the ten frame and we write the equations!