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.
As we contiue with our community unit; this week we started our sub-theme about transportation. We listened to the song / story called “We All Go Traveling By“. The book is turned into the song on youtube here. We used a story map to illustrate the main idea and details of the story.
At the end of the story the people in the modes of transportation were all heading to school. So we made a connection to the story and talked about how we got to school. We made a graph displaying how each member of our class got to school. The choices were getting to school by walking, truck, four-wheeler, or snowmachine (snowmobile for those of you living in the lower 48).
For writing we wrote about how we get to school each day and used clipart to illustrate our mode of transportation.