This week we are continuing Word Family Bootcamp, learning about money and learning about elections and voting!
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After ABC BOOTCAMP, we use our sounds and letters knowledge and apply those skills to blending, reading, and writing CVC WORDS using our Word Family Bootcamp. Word Family Bootcamp is a 2-day routine. Day 1 is the circle chart. Day 2 is word building and word writing. This week is -OT and -OG words. Below you see examples of the lessons!
Elections And Voting
Since this week is the presidential election, we will learn about elections and voting. We learn that elections and voting are about making a choice. We will vote for cats or dogs, we will vote for president and we will work on analyzing data using graphs.
We will be using our Your Choice 2020 resource. For our presidential election we have ballots, chart labels and a recording sheet. Students even get an “I voted” sticker. These pictures are from the 2016 election.
We even create a voting booth for casting our ballots!
We also do some fun and easy art projects. Students make their own “campaign poster” and after reading Duck For President, we make Duck For President!
We will also be using our Read It Up: Grace For President creation to work on story maps, character traits, and more!
This week we will be learning about money using our Math It Up: Money creation!
We spend two weeks on money. Our standards call for identifying the coin name and value. After week 1, we focus on on our coin anchor charts and we use a PowerPoint to review the coins and values each day.
Each day we make a bubble chart for each coin. This helps students identify the coins and their value.
Scientists In The Classroom: Slime
This week for Mad Science Thursday, we’re making slime! When we make slime, we make it as a whole group lesson and each student gets a small container of their own slime to play with and take home! What I love about slime is that you can use the same recipe and add different objects to make it something new! This week we’re making slime and adding red, white, and blue table scatter to make patriotic slime!
Our EASY slime recipe is included in our Mad Scientists In The Classroom Creation!
Foodie Fun Friday
This week for Foodie Fun Friday we’re making pencil cookies. You know, pencils for marking our ballots!
This recipe and 30 other recipes for Foodie Fun Friday are included in our Cooking In The Classroom creation!
Note: students use their own materials and there is no sharing/passing of supplies. The materials are prepared by myself, with gloves and a mask. Everything is placed in a Zip-loc bag on Monday and sealed until students open them on Friday.