The closer it gets to the end of the school year the slower time seems to go by. Trying to keep 25 kids busy at the same time is no piece of cake! I barely have time to catch my breath. Anyone else feeling this way?
Our focus for today was EARTH DAY! I love teaching about the EARTH. The students grabbed a partner and read the latest Scholastic News.
I MUST integrate all subject areas. I don't know if it is my OCD ( not that I actually have OCD, but I'm diagnosing myself) or what?!? Anyway, my class created a picture graph about "Our Favorite Ways to Save the Earth". Thanks to my lovely coworker and partner in crime Paiton who created the earth background. Isn't she amazing? I am just not so good with Scissors. In fact, I remember my Kindergarten teacher giving me Unsatisfactory comments. (I still have those report cards somewhere.)
We also completed our tally table, bar graph, and analyzing questions as we completed this graph.
I created this free resource for you to use with your students on Monday (Earth Day). Click on the pic below.
A few other things we did this week included working on ph and gh sounds. Again, i let the student teach this concept. I enjoy seeing how they model their thinking processes.
Lastly, my heart is heavy for Boston and West, Texas. I cannot even fathom what all of the families and friends are going through. It saddens my heart to know that evil exists everywhere. being a TEXAS girl, the plant explosion hits pretty close to home. I'm originally from the Dallas area and West is only a few hours away. I am praying for all involved in these terrible events. :(