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This week we have been talking about our families and how they are important to us.  We read the story “I Love It When You Smile” by .  We made text to self connections by writing about how someone in our family tries to make us feel better when we’re sad.

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We then made a family tree that showed how many members of our family lived with us.  Then students shared with the class a picture of their family and shared about who the members of their family are.

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Lots of things are happening in Mr. Bowen’s All-Star class during our families unit.  First we read the story “I Love it When You Smile” and made connections with the story.  Students talked about times when their family members such as their mom or dad helped try to make them feel better.  Then students illustrated their connections to the story.

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Since the beginning of the school we have been collecting pictures of our family.  This week students got to share their pictures with the class.  We have also been learning how to ask questions in our class, so the class got to ask questions of the person sharing.

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For a math center students rolled a dice with family members on it, and students colored in the corresponding person on their graph.  Students used the graphs they created and compared them to their own families.

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For art students made hand painting family trees, putting apples on the trees for each family member that lives in their house.  Members of our class also made construction paper puppets of their moms or dads.

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As we finish up our unit on friends and familyWe read the book “I Love it When You Smile” by Sam McBratney.  We filled out a thinking map writing about elements of a story.

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Then students were given their own individual pictures of the problem and solution.  We decorated our pictures, matched them to the problem and solution.  As we matched them we retold the story through problem and solution.

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We then made a connection with the story as we talked about how our mom’s take care of us just like Roo’s mom helped make him feel better when he was grumpy.  Then we wrote about our mom’s with our sight words and we made construction paper mom’s.

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