Friday, March 30, 2012

A Peek At Our Week!

This week went by so fast. For the most part, it was a great week. We had vision screening on Thursday as well as 6 (yes, 6!!) observers, so that threw us all off a bit. :)

We learned so much about insects! We used all of the activities from my insect unit. I wish I had more pictures...sorry about that! It was so great to see how well the kids picked up on everything. I love when kids are having fun while learning!

After reading several nonfiction books about insects and the characteristics of insects. We then sorted pictures based on if they are insects or not.

I typed up several statements on cards, read them to the kids, and had the children come up to determine if it was a true or false statement.

We matched pictures to words. This gave the kids a chance practice identifying words by their beginning sounds.

We practiced one to one correspondence by counting out raisins onto these cute ladybugs. Edible activities are always popular! :)

We measured various sized pictures using cubes. We recorded our answers and then measured ourselves using the butterfly.

We had several read it, trace it, write it cards with several insect words. This was great writing practice for the sweeties.

This game is called Catch that Wasp and the kids played in partners. The kids rolled a die and moved that many number of spaces. For a challenge, the kids drew an alphabet card, and if they could identify the sound of the letter, they could move ahead one space.

This activity pack has brought so much fun and excitement to our classroom this week! If you're interested in purchasing, click the picture below.

 Have a wonderful weekend! I am flying to Houston early, early tomorrow morning to spend time with some sweet friends. Enjoy your weekend!! :)


FirstGradeBlueSkies (Jennifer) said...

Very cute!
First Grade Blue SKies

Jenna said...

i bought the same clip art a while back and was debating what to do with it.... i'm happy to see you've already created the science portion! i might have to add this to my collection of resources very soon :)

Mrs. Russell's Class said...

Oh my goodness! Why so many observers?? Love the ideas! Thanks for sharing!

Tami said...

I love how the children measured insects with the cubes. We are working on measurement right now as well.

Ms. Patterson said...

You have some really cute stuff

I just found your blog through Erin @ creating and designing

I am now your newest follower

I would love for you to join be in all the fun and follow my blog too!-Ms. Patterson

Pocket Full of Kinders

Whitney said...

Look at how cute all your stuff is Julia! I'm so proud of you :) Can't wait to start my own when I get my own classroom :)

Lyn Goff said...
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Lyn Goff said...

I'm your newest follower. LOVE all your insect ideas. I'm going to try and find a way to fit in an insect unit. If you have time, I'd love for you to stop by and see my new blog.

Erin said...

YOU'VE BEEN TAGGED! Head to my blog to find out what you have to do next!

Creating & Teaching

Freckleteacher said...

Thank you so much for the great insect unit. I have already purchased a couple of others, but just had to get yours too! I love the Insect/not insect sort and the raisin ladybug counting. Adorable!
I am a new follower and will link back to your site when I use your materials.

connie said...

Hey there!! I tagged you for a little fun. Hop on over to my blog to see what's up
Creating Kinders

Mrs. M said...

I love the ladybugs! So cute! I'm a new follower. =)

Sara @ Teaching Munchkins said...

cute insect unit..

I will be starting my insect unit soon and although I have many activity ideas, I might just purchase this unit! I like the Catch the Wasp game: I think my preschoolers would really love that game! =)
Nice job!

Mac D'souza said...

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