Daily 5 centers focused on St. Patrick's Day.
We started a new writing unit on opinions. The kids shared their collections. They learned how to judge fairly, just like at a dog show. (Put everything in a line. Compare the same characteristic on each of your items. Choose which gets first place. Give reasons.. Say because!) Then they complete a planner where they are writing an opening sentence, 4 reasons, and a conclusion sentence. Finally, they are creating their finished products in Book Creator.. They are coming out great!
In Science, we are continuing to learn about penguins and the many adaptations penguins have developed because they live in very, very cold places. We learned why penguins have blubber during this experiment.
During Math, we are focusing on combinations to 10 and fractions. We are testing out a new website: TenMarks. I love that it connects so perfectly to Common Core. I can send assignments that focus on skills we've practiced so far in First Grade. It really, really makes the kids think too!