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Monthly Archives: November 2016

We kicked off our Christmas theme by reading one of my favorite Christmas stories; How the Grinch Stole Christmas.  After we read the story we made our own Grinch, and wrote how we could make the Grinch grin.

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We read the book Thanksgiving is for Giving Thanks by Margaret Sutherland.  Then we brainstormed things that we were thankful for and wrote about it on a big turkey paper.  Then students partner read the emergent book A Funny Bird and students circled the sight words that they’ve learned, then colored the pictures.

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As we finished up our Thanksgiving activities last week, we read some more books about the first Thanksgiving and learned more about Native Americans and Pilgrims.  For math we’ve been learning about 2D and 3D shapes, and how to make bigger shapes from smaller shapes.  We made Native Americans designs from pattern block shapes.

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During poetry time, we read the poem Five Little Turkeys using retelling cards and turkey pictures.  Then students filled in missing words using number word sight word knowledge.  The Five Little Turkeys book and cards came from Kindergarten Fever’s TpT.

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Today we learned about the first Thanksgiving by reading The Pilgrim’s First Thanksgiving by Ann McGovern, and we retold the first thanksgiving by putting pictures back into the correct order.  The First Thanksgiving Sequence activity can be found here.

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We also finished up our discussion on nutrition and read the emergent reader book called Thanksgiving – “I Like” Series.  Students partner read the story and completed the extra page at the end.  Finally we made toilet paper roll turkeys with colored tissue paper and paper plates as the backing.

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As we continue to learn about food groups and nutrition we focused on each food group in depth.  Students drew and colored foods that belonged in each group (from https://www.choosemyplate.gov/) while learning the benefits of each food group using our “My Food Groups” book.  Since the book is geared more towards first grade, we only did certain pages.

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We also started transitioning into our Thanksgiving theme by reading the book; The Very First Thanksgiving Day.  Then we made our own Thanksgiving Cornucopia tracing and cutting different, fruits, vegetables, and meat.

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This week are learning about nutrition, healthy foods, and food groups.  On Monday we read the emergent reader book called Let’s Eat.  In this book the author talks about the food she likes to eat, most of them healthy.  In the end the author says she likes to eat chocolate but not a lot.  We made a list of healthy foods as a class and then made our own class book called Let’s Eat.

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For science we learned about the five food groups and watched a nutrition video for kids about having a well rounded diet.  Then students made lunchboxes and filled those lunch boxes with various foods from all five groups.

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