Happy Schedulin’ Sunday! This week we’re starting a new research project with hands-on weather activities as part of our Weather Research Project, a new Read It Up! for my all-time favorite book and working on decomposing number with Math It Up!
Weather Activities Lesson Plans
Here are our lesson plans for the week! Simply click the image to download our lesson plans for Decomposing Numbers, weather activities, Weather Research Project, Read It Up! Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs and more!
AND….our lesson plans are now clickable! You can click on any book or resource and go directly to that creation or book!
Weather Research Project And Weather Activities
This week we are starting our Weather Research Project. For this research project, we start with hands-on weather activities and experiment. After this week we move to a daily weather observation journal! As with all of our research projects the students compile a research journal to record all of their learning! And we start with a schema map!
This week our weather activities involve the wind, the sun, the rain, and the water cycle. We also read a book about each and make a graphic organizer to record our learning!
For the wind, we learn about estimation and estimate how far we can blow the feather. We use a straw to blow the feather and we measure our distance.
For more weather activities and more details on our Weather Research Project, check out this post:
Vowel Teams Bootcamp
Then we are moving from CVC-E words with Vowel Bootcamp and starting Vowel Teams Bootcamp. This week is R Controlled vowels: AR, OR, UR, ER, and IR words. We do circle charts, word writing, blending and sorting.
For small group work, we use our Vowel Teams Bootcamp decodable readers!
Read It Up: Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs
This week we are reading Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs and using Read It Up! Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs! We use this book to kick off our weather activities and our weather theme! And that means a costume and some decorations!
For more on our Read It Up! comprehension resources, check out this post:
Math: Decomposing Numbers
This week we’re starting to work on decomposing numbers with number bonds using Math It Up: Number Bonds.
This week we’re working on decomposing numbers independently using our giant number bonds.
Students will also work on making 10 using our Wreck-It activity!
For more lessons and ideas for number bonds and decomposing numbers, including videos of our number bonds lessons in action, check out this post:
Foodie Fun Friday
This week’s Foodie Fun Friday will be a rainy weather parfait using blue Jello and whip cream!
Mad Science Thursday
This week’s hands-on science experiment will be our shaving cream and food coloring rain experiment. This is a great (and EASY!) experiment to help students see how the water cycle works!
For more hands-on science experiments, check out our Mad Scientists Creation!
FREE Poem And Emergent Reader
These are the creations we are using this week:
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