This week we are continuing to boldly go where no man has gone before…SPACE! We are continuing our space research project! We are also working on subtraction to 20 with SUBTRACTION BOOTCAMP and continuing VOWEL TEAMS BOOTCAMP!
And as always you can download my lesson plans by clicking the image below!
The ‘staches are using my Space research creation to research and write about space, astronauts and planets! We have officially been hired as astronauts and we are now on our journey through the solar system! Each day we board our rocket and blast off to the next planet where we research the planet, look at images of the planet and write about the planet!
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 unit:
This week we’re we are continuing our Vowel Teams Bootcamp! This week is all review of all of the Vowel Teams! We will be reading and writing vowel team words all week!
In math, we are working on subtraction to 20 and 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.
This week we are doing some hands on subtraction games to practice subtraction to 10 and 20!
Up first, CHASING CHICKENS! Grab some yellow balloons. Write subtraction equations on the balloons. Students chase the chickens and solve the equations!
Grab your free recording sheet here!
Dive In And Subtract!
We use our plastic swimming pool and ball pit balls to subtract! Students “dive in” the pool, grab a ball and solve the equation!
For more details on DIVE IN AND SUBTRACT, check out this post!
We also have a little surprise game up our sleeve. We are calling it WRECK EM subtraction. It involves a Yo-Yo and Solo cups! Stay tuned for all the awesome details!
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!
This week we are also 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.
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:
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