Thursday, February 21, 2013

We huffed and we puffed!

This week we are still working on our fairy tale unit. Our story was the Three Little Pigs! The kids really enjoyed this and many of them had already heard the stories! We are using some of the activities in my fairy tale unit aligned to the Common Core!

We read the following stories this week and compared and contrasted them. We also talked about the point of view in each story!

Original Version of the Three Little Pigs
The Three Little Wolves and the Big Bad Pig
The True Story of the 3 Little Pigs

I decided to include a science/math activity yesterday into the mix! I wanted to the kids to realize that the stories really couldn't happen! So I put some different objects in a bag and the kids had to see how far they could blow them. They used yard sticks to measure the distance. In the end we talked about how there was no way the wolf could really blow a house down! 

We also talked about contractions for our word structure for the week. I found the CUTEST unit from Christie at First Grade Fever! My kids really had a BLAST being surgeons and cutting up some contractions! 

We also made this anchor chart to review what contractions are! 

Today I am at home in my p.j.'s because....

it is snowing! We are suppose to get 12 inches of snow. We haven't had any snow in almost two years, which is SUPER sad! Growing up in Kansas we had snow on the ground all winter but it just hasn't been like that in a long time. My school district actually canceled school yesterday before the kids even left. That was nice not having to get up early and look for our school to scroll across the t.v. We were only in school Tuesday/Wednesday this week and last week the kids were gone from Thursday-Monday! I feel like we haven't had a good full week of school in forever! Of course I brought everything home because I don't think we will be back tomorrow either and I have training on Monday so I have a sub! I will be working on our March plans that me and my teammate hashed out this week. I will also be working on this...

I will let you know when it is up! Also my b-day is on Monday (the BIG 25!!!) so of course I will be having a HUGE sale! 


Elisabeth said...

Hope you're enjoying your snow day! :) 2 day work weeks are pretty nice. I just wish I would have brought more stuff home to work on!

Lori said...

We got a snow day today! Well, it was actually sleet and freezing rain! The contraction surgery looks fun!
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Room 214-Ms. Wenzel's Blog said...

SNOW, SNOW, and more snow. We are expecting another storm in WI tomorrow! I love the measuring portion of the lesson-creative! Fantastic idea!

Christina Marie said...

We just started our Rocks and Soil unit so I will keep my eyes out!

Christina :)
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