Monday, October 8, 2012

American Symbols, Math Games, and Opinion Writing!

Last week we started our unit on "We the People." First up was to talk about a few of the important American symbols...I would have loved to talk about more, but we had a short week so we only got to three!


We talked about summarizing, therefore we used this little anchor chart to help us write our summaries. When we talked about the Liberty Bell we read " Officer Buckle and Gloria," because I wanted them to realize that we have some freedoms but it is important to follow laws and rules too!


The other book we read was Red, White, Blue, and Uncle Who? It has a page about each of the different American symbols!


We made these foldables to go along with our summaries and symbols!

Last week we also had conferences....which I had the time to make these great math games that are Pinterest inspired!


The kids "toss" a dice or marker then add the two numbers together. These green ones are easy! I also made a harder set and then I figured I could also mix the two!


Today we worked on writing opinion pieces. We reread the story "Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus!" The kids then had to decide if the pigeon should or shouldn't drive the bus!! Everyone of my kids said that he shouldn't be allowed! We used this paper to help us before we wrote our piece!



Here is the crafty we made with their writing!!!


This week we also have our 2nd grade get together again! Of course I am getting everything all ready to go! I will show you picture later this week or next week. Happy Monday! 


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6 comments:

Kristen said...

Hey Kelley!! Nice to see you girl! I LOVE that pigeon craft--adorable! :) :)

Liz Shaver said...

I love the pigeon craft!! I am at a school that has a pacing guide which allows almost ZERO time for crafts or art. HOWEVER, I think we could find time to make these cute little pigeons. Love this idea. Thank you for sharing!!

Liz Shaver said...

I love the pigeon craft!! I am at a school that has a pacing guide which allows almost ZERO time for crafts or art. HOWEVER, I think we could find time to make these cute little pigeons. Love this idea. Thank you for sharing!!

Miss Foote said...

You had a fun week. I love the math game. We studied American Symbols last year. SO fun...I will miss it this year.

Laurie
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