Saturday, March 09, 2019

Weekly Wrap-Up -> Mar. 4-8

We celebrated Pancake Tuesday and Ash Wednesday this week with fun stories and activities.

Pancake Tuesday
Each year, I take out my very favourite books to read in preparation for Pancake (Shrove) Tuesday.


We always start our week with a poem.  This week our poem was Pancakes.  It's a great interactive poem where you can have students stand up and add actions.  We even played a game where students partnered together and threw a beanbag (the pancake) when the poem says "toss and catch".

The stories Mr. Wolf's Pancakes and Pancakes, Pancakes are great reads to show how pancakes are made.  You can have students write step-by-step instructions on how to make pancakes if you are making them together in class.

Patterning
We just wrapped up our Patterning Unit for Term 2 so I decided to add this provocation for the week.  Students could use the pegs and pegboards to create various patterns.


Building Traps for Leprechauns
We had students explore creating various traps for leprechauns. 


There's even a fun book you can read!

You can also find this book in my Listening Center QR Code Read-Alouds - March pack on TpT if you would like to have a ready-to-use listening center!

Don't Get the Red Dot!
This is such a fun math game and it's easy to set up too!  Students each get a 10-frame mat and 10 counters (you can use buttons, Unifix cubes, etc.).  One at a time, students choose a card.  Cards have numbers, dots, tally marks, etc. for numbers 1-10 along with a red dot.  Students must show that amount on the 10-frame.  If they get the red dot they clear their board and start again.  It's a great game for students to understand composing/decomposing numbers as they are adding and taking away counters.

Exploring Area
To explore the idea of area, I had students describe which shape would hold more squares, how many they thought would fit, and then fill and count.  We also did some activities as part of my whole group math lesson - I used Post-It Notes to show how we can cover different papers (construction papers cut to different sizes).  I didn't take a picture - sorry - but it's an easy and fun activity to prep and students really started understanding the idea of area.

Here are my weekly plans if you'd like to take a closer look:
You can download the Week-at-a-Glance PDF version{here}.  
If you would like the editable version to modify this for your own class click {here}.  
You will need Power Point to edit.
I used the following fonts if you wish to keep it the same (free to download):


KG Behind These Hazel Eyes

I'm off for a week as it's our March Break!!!  Have a wonderful relaxing week if you are also off!

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