Happy Schedulin’ Sunday! This week we are wrapping up our HUGE three week animals and animal habitats research project with lots zoo animals activities! We are focusing on an animal a day, the animals habitats and threats to the habitat. This week we will take all we learn and design a new zoo exhibit and write about our exhibit! We’re also working on ER/IR/UR words with Vowel Teams Bootcamp and working on subtraction to 10 with giant playing cards!
Lesson Plans For Zoo Animal Activities, OO Words and Subtraction To 10!
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This week our morning greeting is our duck duck goose greeting! We tag a friend and run around the circle to greet them!
For more morning meeting greeting ideas, check out our Morning Meeting Greeting Resource.
Phonics: Vowel Teams Bootcamp OO Words
This week we are continuing Vowel Teams Bootcamp with OO words! We will read oo words using spoons, make a circle chart, and make words with fruit loops! We will also focus on writing the spelling pattern each day. In small groups, we will continue using our decodable readers to build fluency. (The decodable readers are included in Vowel Teams Bootcamp)
For more fun OO words, including a free game, check out this post:
Zoo Animals Research Project : Animal Activities
In keeping with our district’s scope and sequence, we are wrapping up our three week animal unit and zoo animals activities. We will be doing zoo animals and ocean animals. This week we are working on our culminating task for this research project and designing an exhibit for our zoo. That means we’re focused on animals that our zoo doesn’t have! We are also focused on animals habitats and threats to the animals and their habitats.
This week we are learning about lemurs, toucans, sloths, and anacondas!. Each day we will use a read aloud to research about animals and animal habitats. The students share their learning on our graphic organizer and then write about the animals in their research journals. As part of the writing, students will draw the animal in their habitat.
We will also label the animal and do a directed drawing of the animal!
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We’re continuing to use our Read It Up: Animal Strike At The Zoo this week to work on comprehension skills!
For more information on reading comprehension, check out this post:
Here are the animal books we are reading this week:
In math we are practicing subtraction to 10.
We will be using BUNNY BOWLING to practice subtraction to 10!
Bunny Bowling starts with 10 bunnies. We bowl and write the equation. Then we use the remaining bunnies and bowl again. Students record their equation on their recording sheet. (This is from our making 10 activity but you get the idea…)
For more on bunny bowling, check out this post:
Foodie Fun Friday
This week we will make lions using graham crackers, peanut butter and pretzels!
Here is our zoo snack from last week:
These are the creations we are using in our classroom this week!
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