This week we are kicking off our new insect unit with our insects research project! We are also working on addition to 10 with ADDITION BOOTCAMP and continuing VOWEL TEAMS BOOTCAMP!
And as always you can download my lesson plans by clicking the image below!
The ‘staches will be using my Insects research creation to research and write about insects!! This week we will learn about insects and then learn about individual insects. This week we are learning about fireflies and dragonflies! For each insect we will create a tree map, write about the insect and do an art project. I am also having my students engineer their own insect using various shapes!
This research project contains suggested books, recording sheets for insects and each type of insects as well as all the materials needed to create your research journal and graphic organizers! This 2 week insects unit is aligned to the NGSS.
Here are my ideas for art projects:
Fireflies-stained glass firefly. We will make a circle and cover it with tissue paper. Then we will add the head and wings using black construction paper!
Dragonflies-we will use ovals and paint them with bright colors. Then we will glue the ovals onto a spoon to make a dragonfly!
As part of our insects unit and because it’s spring, we’re also going to be doing some work with plants! For more activities and ideas for plants, check out this post on our Plants Research Project!
Book suggestions for your insects unit:
Garden/Plants Emergent Reader:
For butterflies, check out these creations!
This week we’re we are continuing our Vowel Teams Bootcamp! This week is OR words! So that means circle maps, word building, and word writing.
For OR words, we will be doing a super fun anchor chart with corn! I plan to make a giant corn cob. The OR words will be written on yellow pieces of corn. Students will read the OR words and glue them to the anchor chart to fill in the corn on the cob! #truestory
In math, we are starting Addition BOOTCAMP! This differentiated math curriculum involves whole group practice with addition to 10. Then it also allows us to provide differentiated small group or individual activities.
First, we do a circle map whole group. Students find the equations that equal the number on the circle map. (These pictures are from Subtraction Bootcamp but addition and subtraction work exactly the same!)
Then, we do individual and small group work with differentiated activities.
First, for students who need some extra practice with adding, they will do individual circle maps!
For students who need a little challenge, we do our MISSION ADDITION activity! Students go through each row and find the number pairs that equal the number when added! They color the two numbers!
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