Showing posts with label research. Show all posts
Showing posts with label research. Show all posts

Sunday, March 23, 2014

Whirlwind Weeks!!

Hello Everyone!!
My apologies for the lack of posts recently.  I finally had a second to sit down and throw some pics together of things we did the last couple of weeks.  We had open house the Thursday before Spring Break and our "theme" was Texas.  Our curriculum includes learning about the symbols and important historical elements of Texas. The kids loved learning about this amazing state and sharing what they learned with their families.  We included some research practice and expository writing along with some technology, some craft connections, some poetry, book making and so much more. Most of this is from our Texas units which you can get for free at the end of the post.  Til then, enjoy the pics!
I spy a little Texan learning about important symbols!

Texas style word clouds

The halls of Texas are upon us!!

practicing our word work in red white and blue style!

making bluebonnets from tissue paper!

Celebrating narrative and Expository Print

Kids made Alphabet books!

QR codes to go along with our animal research.  Just scan and listen to your first grader read his/her expository paper!

To celebrate being Texan, we made out own version of Armadilly Chili! Yum!

A scoop of Armadilly Chili, please!

Up next? A study on our US symbols!  Stay tuned!!

Now off to work some more on my friend's wedding!  Having a ball!!! I'll post some pics soon!!

Have a great week, everyone!!
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Friday, February 17, 2012

Research and Writing

Hello Everyone!
We have been very busy learning about nonfiction books and websites.  We've also been learning about using those nonfiction selections to do research and writing our own reports.  We began our research on raccoons. Using PebbleGo (ask your kiddo to show you all about PebbleGo!) and some books about raccoons (we love the Nature's Children books!), we brainstormed facts on our Raccoon brace map.  Every kiddo contributed to the brainstorming session.  We then worked on the rough draft of our reports. All of our hard work on the writing process paid off!  The kids did a great job.!

The next day I conferenced with each kiddo and we edited the pieces.  Final copies were written and added to a raccoon craft connection project. The kids are so proud of their products!! 
Thanks for stopping by! 
Have a wonder-filled day!