Happy Friday! I must start off saying, that it has been one of those weeks. I think a couple of my kids completely forgot what it means to be first grader…oh my word! Or, it couple be they are ready for spring break… which is next week! I am linking up with Kacey over at Doodle Bugs Teaching for her Five For Friday.
We continued learning about American symbols this week. We started the week learning about the Liberty Bell. We read all about this symbol, worked in our interactive notebooks and drew Liberty Bells. Maybe I have been living under a rock, but I just discovered Art for Kids Hub. Oh my word, I love this youtube channel. It makes a great rainy day activity…my students were silent!
First we drew the Liberty Bell. Next, we used metallic oil pastels to color them in. They turned out great! I will probably have my students cut them out and mount them in a different color paper.
We also painted them, but they are still not done. We have a couple more steps before they are done.
We are learning all we can about American symbols and then we will be writing an opinion piece about our favorite one.
The rain has come to Northern California! It has been a long week of rainy day recess, thank goodness Go Noodle is around. Our backyard looks like we have a second swimming pool.
We have been learning all about vowel teams these last two weeks. I love this time of the year! Introducing long vowels always opens up a whole new world of reading. Our sound cards are always a good reminder of the sounds while we are sounding out difficult words.
It’s an especially nice Friday this week because I am officially on spring break! When is your spring break this year?