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We finished up our back to school unit last week with a lesson on cause and effect.  We read the story If You Take a Mouse to School and labeled a cause and effect thinking map of the story.  Then we did a cut and paste activity from Christine’s Stratzel’s TpT that illustrates the book as well.

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In the past few days we started learning about reading skills and academic vocabulary.  To fit along with our back to school theme, we read If You Take a Mouse to School.  As a class we learned how things happen usually as an effect of something else happening.  We created a t-chart to display some examples.  Then together we worked on a cutting and gluing activity that illustrated those causes and effects.

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We read the story If You Give a Mouse a Cookie and discussed cause and effect.  As we went through the story, students would make predictions one what they would happen next once the mouse got the next thing.  Then we created a mouse made of construction paper as well as their own stories about what they would give the mouse; and what the mouse would want if they gave them the first item.

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Moving on from the fall harvest unit we talked about where food comes from.  Students learned that food doesn’t just come from the store but much of our food that we eat comes from farms.  We watched Sesame Street visit to a farm (since there are no farms out here in rural Alaska).

We then discussed the main idea of the movie (there are many foods that can come from farms), and illustrated the key details we saw in the video in a web graphic organizer.

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Today we read the story Click Clack Moo: Cow’s That Type discussed cause and effect.  We then created an emergent reader book talking about what other animals on the farm might want.

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