Worksheets Don't Grow Dendrites: Strategies 1 & 2!!
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|I didn't have time to get too fancy so the students and I cut some pine trees and made owls from First Grade Fever's Woodland animal unit and did owl reports too.|
|Of course we had to find out who has or has not gone camping before.|
|Then we wrote about what we would love to do if we went camping. Carson Dellosa had a bulletin board sets and animal cut outs to write spelling words on to add to the fun.|
|This friend can't wait to roast weenies over an open fire. LOL!|
|We also pretendend we went on the hunt with some jars to catch something in the woods. So much fun to to use our imaginations. This also became a great writing prompt "How To Catch A ____" They caught every thing from frogs, lizzards, butterflies, dragonflies to snakes and snails. |
Of course we concluded are unit with a good old campout day in the classroom. The kids brought in their sleeping bags and we even had lunch in the classroom. The chef -that's me - made hotdogs, baked beans and I brought in a variety of chips. Yes, it was a challenge to serve the children baked beans and let's just say the rhyme is true. "Beans, beans, the more you eat, the more you ....." You get what I'm trying to say saying. The afternoon was all about rooting and tooting.
Then by the end of the day we went on a long hike to the teacher's room (around the corner) and baked up some extra large marshmallows in the oven. They were the best I had ever made and enjoyed some delicious s'mores.
|Swinging away in the hallway!|
|Trying to fit it all in.|
|I don't know why this is on the side - still learning!|
|First we brainstormed our AR words. Then reviewed them.|
|We played some pirate games site word games.|
|Made some really cute pirates.|
|Here's the Bellettini Crew|
|And finally said good bye!|