Friday, October 26, 2012

More Fire Safety

This week we continued our fire safety unit.  We did literacy centers where we wrote words to label fire fighting tools, and letter identification with cute fire fighter frogs on the letter cards.  Two new words were added to our word wall, including: to and my.  To practice sequencing numerals we completed a fire engine puzzle but laying the pieces in number order.  For a craft we made fire fighter hats.  (See the cutie posted below for an example!)  Since next week is the end of our first quarter we also completed some assessments.  It has been a busy week!  Thanks for reading!

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Friday, October 19, 2012


We began our Fire Safety theme this week because October is Fire Safety month.  We created another bubble map to list the tools that a firefighter might use while fighting a fire.  To illustrate how to label a picture we labeled our gracious Morah Mandy, this was fun!  Then we continued our labeling lesson by labeling a firefighter.  You can get your own copy of the firefighter labeling worksheet by clicking here.

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Friday, October 12, 2012

Pumpkins & Sequencing

We have used 2 different stories to sequence with the past 2 weeks.  Last week we sequenced the food eaten by the caterpillar in "The Very Hungry Caterpillar" by Eric Carle.  This week we are sequencing the non-fiction book "Seed, Sprout, Pumpkin, Pie".  Children cut out pictures of the pumpkin from seed to pumpkin and glued them in order on strips of paper.  The flap on top of the picture labels which stage of growth the pumpkin is in.  We also read the "Pumpkin Pie" emergent reader, and you can get your own free copy of this book by clicking the link below.

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Thinking Maps

This week we learned how to make a new thinking map: Tree Maps.  We had already used a Venn Diagram to compare/contrast Miss Nelson's class (from the read aloud: Miss Nelson is Missing) with our own class.  This week we used a tree map to list observations about lemons using our 5 senses.  Next week we will introduce the Bubble Map. 

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