Remember to look at the border color on each picture and match it to the description below.
Yellow- Math-I made this shell math game a few years ago. Each shell has a fact family on it… but it is missing the addition or subtraction sign. My kids have to fill in which sign is being done for each equation. It is a great way to make the students think about the problem and what is happening with the numbers. I have found that very often, my kids DON’T LOOK at the sign, but just do the equation.
Orange- writing-We worked on paragraph writing using this Ocean Write Me Three sheet. My kids are incredible writers this year, and I really think these sheets are a HUGE reason why. I want my students to connect their sentences together. After we did this writing activity, I gave my students a blank writing page. Each one was able to write THREE sentences about the ocean and none of them said, “I like…” or “I see…”
Red- Reading- I gave my kids a “cold read” book and asked them to read it to me. I love this time of year because they ROCKED it.
Purple- Phonics- We sorted -or and -ar words on these mats.
Blue- Unit- We matched the insect bodies to the heads to make addition problems. The hard part was… there were 50 problems to do and most of them had solutions for over 10.
Green- Unit- We worked on our Mother’s Day gifts this week using Hadar’s Mother’s Day Purse. Again, my good readers and writer did this purse almost completely by themselves! WOO HOO!
They turned out super cute and I am sure my moms are going to love it.
I was also able to finish my students’ Mother’s Day Slideshow last night. I pulled my kids into another room during centers to record them talking about their mothers. Then we did a group song from Dr. Jean called A Box for Mommy. Then in 5 minutes, I uploaded the videos and used my Mother’s Day Slideshow set to make a MovieMaker version to show for our Muffins with Mom on Monday am. I am so glad I made this pack because it worked awesome for me!
I hope all the mothers out there have a fantastic Mother’s Day tomorrow. I will be celebrating with a new nephew who was born yesterday! I have to run my sister’s errands to help her out for her and her baby’s Mother’s Day homecoming!