Happy Schedulin Sunday! This week we are continuing our major 4 week unit on animals! We’re doing zoo animals, rainforest animals, and ocean animals! We are 2 weeks into this unit and the engagement and learning have been amazing to watch! This week we’re doing Vowel Teams Bootcamp with EE words, working on teen numbers with tens and ones, and celebrating NATIONAL UNICORN DAY!!!
Lesson Plans: Zoo Animals And Teen Numbers
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Research Projects: Rainforest Animals Research Project
This week we continue our animal extravaganza with rainforest animals. Our Rainforest Animals Research Project is our newest research project so I am super excited to use this with my class!
We learn about a different animal each day. We read about the animal, complete a graphic organizer, write about the animal, label the animal and draw the animal.
This week, we’re learning about capybaras, goliath beetles, piranhas, and anteaters!
All of our directed drawings are from my uber-talented friend and teammate! Check her out on TPT!
TKS BOOTCAMP: Vowel Teams Bootcamp
This week we’re starting our TKS BOOTCAMP with Vowel Teams Bootcamp! This is when we work with vowel teams or vowel pairs. We spend a week on each vowel team or vowel pairs. This week we’re working on the EE pattern and using Sheep In A Jeep as our inspiration!
We start with a circle chart just like we do in every TKS BOOTCAMP, then we work on word building and word writing! We use our decodable readers daily in small groups so we have a daily focus on decoding. We also incorporate the story of Sheep In A Jeep throughout the week! Our final activity for the week is to put sheep in the jeep! We read EE words and glue them into our Jeep!
In the past, we’ve actually done this with white balloons (sheep) and the kids actually put the sheep in my Jeep Wrangler! Well, I don’t have a Jeep anymore…unfortunately!
Math: Teen Numbers
This week in math, we are working on teen numbers. We will use ten frames, manipulatives, and our giant place value people! We will be using our Place Value creation this week!
We start with ten frames because my students have a solid understanding that a full ten frames mean ten. This makes it easier for them to understand that a rod is ten. And that makes it easier for them to understand that teen numbers are ten and some more ones. After ten frames, we use our giant place value people and then the kids use their individual rods and and cubes.
These are just made from paper! I cut squares of paper and taped them together to make the rods. I added a face for fun! These are always a great tool for helping my students understand ten and some ones! After our giant place value lesson, we move to plastic rods and cubes for individual practice!
NATIONAL UNICORN DAY APRIL 9
Friday, April 9th is National Unicorn Day so Friday is all unicorns all day!
We will start by reading Thelma The Unicorn and discussing all the things that make us unique and special. The kids will write about what would happen if their teacher was a unicorn!
We will use our feet to paint unicorns!
We will make unicorn slime!
And we will eat unicorn bark!
Unicorn bark is melted white chocolate with food coloring swirled in and sprinkles on top. After it hardens you break it into pieces! Click the image to download the label!
This week we are using these TKS Creations:
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