This week we are boldly going where no man has gone before…SPACE! We are kicking off our space research project! We are also working on subtraction to 10 with SUBTRACTION 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 Space research creation to research and write about space, astronauts and planets! We start with our space schema map and learn about day and night. Then we learn about astronauts and fill our our astronaut application. Because if we’re going to explore the planets, we must be astronauts! Then we learn about the planets!
For each planet, we read a book and look at NASA photographs of the planet. The students fill out a fact sheet for each planet. The fact sheet includes facts about the planet and the students illustrate a picture of the planet. For NASA photographs, check out this post!
This research project contains suggested books, recording sheets for each planet and writing pages as well as all the materials needed to create your research journal and graphic organizers! This 2 week space unit is aligned to the NGSS.
Book suggestions for your space animals unit:
For ideas and resources for our Space Research project check out this post:
This week we’re we are continuing our Vowel Teams Bootcamp! This week is ING words! So that means circle maps, word building, and word writing.
In math, we are starting Subtraction BOOTCAMP! This differentiated math curriculum involves whole group practice with subtraction 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.
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 Subtraction activity! Students go through each row and find the number pairs that equal the number when added! They color the two numbers!
For more information on Subtraction BOOTCAMP, check out this post:
We’re also going to be doing these fun subtraction games:
Dealing Subtraction! And this week we’re going to be using our updated Dealin’ With Math creation to do small group subtraction practice using cards and we now have lots of fun centers for using our glittery cards!
And we’re going to play our Subtraction Toss game! Check out this post for all the details on this fun and engaging game to practice subtraction! We’re going to turn this into a space theme by putting stars on the plates to make space subtraction!
This week we also start working on math fluency! Each day we do a math fluency test that has no impact on student grades. These tests are just to help our students build fluency (per our state standards!) We start with 5 minutes and work down to 3 minutes! We are using our FLASH Math Fluency creation!
This week we’re continuing our BACKWARDS BOOTCAMP! This is where we countdown the letters of the alphabet to celebrate our year together. Ya’ll for real. The last 26 days of school are here. I can’t. I just can’t.
N-new name day
K-kites and kings
For all of the details on our Backwards Bootcamp, check out this post! This post also includes ideas, activities, and freebies for celebrating each letter of the alphabet!
Addition And Subtraction Resources: