Since I shared my visual plans on Sunday, I wanted to pop in and show you how we’ve done with staying on track! First, I forgot to show you some of our sentence activities from last week.
We made our Superhero hats on Friday. You would have thought I gave them a cape and magical powers this year because they were a tad obsessed!
And here’s a picture showing how I forgot to proof the sentences. Oops!
We also made this little Pocket-Book from my Strengthen My Sentences unit.
We sorted asking and telling sentences into the pockets.
This week we are focusing on complete and incomplete sentences. I made these anchor charts, gave the kids sticky-notes with sentences on them, and had my students put their sticky note where it belonged. This got them up and moving which always helps our active little bodies!
Here’s our Incomplete chart…
And our Complete Sentences chart…
Then, my kiddos sorted sentences in their spirals. We had to talk a lot about the fact that just because sentences are short doesn’t mean they aren’t complete. We were very prone to putting the short sentences in the incomplete area!
In Math we have been comparing and ordering numbers. These activities are all in my Number Knowledge unit.
Before we ordered these numbers we did some whole group activities with them. I had my kiddos sort the numbers by even and odd on their tables, hold up the numbers that fit the characteristics I was calling out (1 in the tens place, 9 in the ones place, etc.), and then we played a little game of war. After looking at the numbers in several different ways they ordered the cards from least to greatest on a sentence strip.
We did the same thing a couple of days later with larger numbers. This time, we colored the numbers by even/odd before ordering.
Now, onto finishing up our Henry and Mudge unit! Our focus has been sequencing events and identifying the beginning, middle, and end.
We made our Mudge Sequencing Collars…
And Mudge’s BME book. So far, they’ve really gotten the hang of sequencing events from the story.
“Henry was sick and his dad and mom brung him stuff.” Gotta love the grammar 🙂 Apparently we need a new focus, ha!