On Thursday we managed to conclude our Guided Reading unit on Roses are Pink, Your Feet Really Stink! from Deanna & Deedee's unit. I can't say enough great things about the skills & comprehension that comes from these units. Maybe you can't fit in everything, I won't lie - I had trouble this week, but this unit is designed in such a way that you can do a little or a lot & the students still are mastering CCSS! See:
|[Problem:] He wrote mean cards. [Solution:] He told his friends they were not being nice.|
He thought how Gilbert solved the problem was a good choice.
|[Problem:] Wrote/Found the not nice cards. [Solution:] Made new cards.|
She liked how Gilbert solved his problem.
|[Problem:] He wrote a bad card. [Solution:] He made new cards.|
She thought making the cards mean at first, was not a smart choice.
|[Problem:] Gilbert wrote bad words.|
|[Problem:] Gilbert gave them a bad card.|
|His problem was he made mean cards for his friends. [Solution:] By making nice cards.|
We concluded the "academic" portion of our day with a Valentine Conversation Heart Graph - for math, we graphed our favorite color/flavor:
Finally we ended the day with a Minute To Win It Party - ideas from Pinterest. The kiddos enjoyed each of the 5 games & the cupcake/juice table was the perfect sweet treat!
|Candy Corn Stick-Up|
|Candy Pick-Up (with chopsticks)|
|Candy Heart Relay|
|Candy Heart Stack|
|Another of the Candy Corn Stick-Up|
|"Using those chopsticks is hard, Miss King!"|
|A few had some background knowledge, so were more successful!|
|They really liked building those conversation heart towers.|
|The relay was getting them moving.|
|Thanks to my 6 great parent volunteers, who managed each table's game/snack.|
Happy Valentine's Day,
Miss Kristan King