We are beginning our community unit and we combine it with our mapping standards. I love this book Me on the Map.
This book is a great tool when teaching about maps. We make our own Me on the Map book. Each student makes their own and is the star of the book. I take their picture, cut it out and glue it to a popsicle stick. This picture of them moves to each page. Here are the pages of one of finished books. The cover has an “exploding egg” that I shared about here.
Same page as above, just the flap is closed.
It’s hard to tell in the, but California has gold glitter for the “golden state.”
On the last page, you can lift up the school. A group picture of them will underneath the school. There you have it. Tomorrow we are off to visit a worm farm. The worm farm is one of my favorite field trips. I will share about it soon. Many of the worm activities that I will do come from my Reduce, Reuse, Recycle & Rot! unit.
What is all of the buzz about bees? A lot! Bees are so important for our ecosystem but unfortunately some species are endangered. Kids are usually so curious about bugs, so you have instant engagement when you talk about bees! I like to teach the importance of them, and talk about ways we can help them out. There are so many great bee resources out there for teaching these insects and other pollinators. [ 442 more words ]
We had polar animal adventure day in first grade last week. Polar animal adventure day is a theme day we have as a culminating activity for your polar animal unit. We set up six stations and rotated the first graders through them. Each station was about 15 minutes long. Here are the stations we had….