Sunday, January 9, 2011

Happy New Year . . . We’re Back!!!

We didn’t waste ANY time getting back to the swing of things after our big holiday break.  This week we did lots of fun snowman themed activities and learned how to decode and read words with digraphs {sh, ch, th, wh, tch}.

We made a digraph flipbook to practice this new skill. DSCN3606 DSCN3604 DSCN3605







Our main story for the week was called Moving Day.  It had lots of words with digraphs in it. DSCN3635We also learned some interesting facts about hermit crabs. DSCN3634

Here we are putting all of sight words for the week in ABC order.DSCN3614

At centers we matched sets of antonyms that were printed on snowman themed cards.DSCN3591DSCN3611

We covered a snowman with pattern blocks and graphed how many of each kind we used in our design.DSCN3628We listened to the story I Know An Old Lady Who Swallowed Some Snow at the listening center and then used a graphic organizer to sequence all of the items she swallowed in the before she burped out a snowman. 


We counted and matched sets of snowman and snowflake cards that had sets of coins {pennies, nickels and dimes} printed on them.  DSCN3598We unscrambled sentences about snowmen and practiced writing them using our neatest handwriting.  We had to decide what kind of sentence each one was and chose the correct punctuation mark to go at the end.DSCN3609We also decorated a folder with these cute snowman art projects to put all of our 2nd quarter assessments in to take home and share with our parents.


We didn’t have any real snow this week in Kansas so we had to be creative and build our own snowmen out of construction paper.  Then we did some technical writing and wrote directions for how to build a snowman.DSCN3637DSCN3638 DSCN3639 DSCN3644 DSCN3641DSCN3642 DSCN3643  Up next . . . mitten themed activities and we will be learning about how to find our special place on the map.

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