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Just to catch everyone up on our Thanksgiving unit last week:

We used the Scholastic First Thanksgiving Virtual Field trip to learn about the Wompanoag Native American tribe that made friends with the Pilgrims and helped them survive the winter. We compared the Pilgrims Daily life to the Wompanoags Daily Life. The comparisons included food, houses, clothing, chores, and games.  We also created pilgrim hats and turned them into headbands that we wore out to the buses.

During math we’ve been learning about shapes and how to design patterns.  We created a native american head and shirt. Then we used real pattern block to practice making our own design for the shirts. Then we used paper pattern blocks that we glued to decorate the Wompanoag’s shirt. Last we counted how many of each pattern block we used and wrote it on the recording sheet.  You can find a FREE COPY of this activity here.

 


For math we’ve been learning about shapes and patterns.  Students learned how to make shapes and positional patterns, then made their own patterns with candy cane pictures.

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Last week we finished up a fun unit full of Thanksgiving activities.  For our word work we created a flip book with repetitive sight words and things that you do on Thanksgiving.

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We also read Thanksgiving books on things that we like.  Then students used their knowledge of sight words to write sentences using the word ‘we’.

 

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For math we read the story “The Great Turkey Race” discussed the problem and solution of the story.  Then we created our own math story problems using addition and pictures of turkeys for the visual.

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Finally we learned about the life of Pilgrims and Wampanoags on Scholastic.com’s First Thanksgiving website.  Students made designs on Wampanoags using pattern block cutouts.

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Last week we’ve been learning learning about different kinds of patterns with colors, pictures, letters, numbers, shapes, ect.  This week we worked on Halloween patterns activities & crafts.

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We read the story I’ve Seen Santa and continued to practice making predictions on what they think would happen next in the story.  Students guessed who Little Bear would see when he goes to go check out different noises he hears downstairs.

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Then for math we reviewed how to make patterns and then we learned that we can make directional patterns.  For an art activity we made candy cane patterns.

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In the afternoon we have both reading workshop and math workshop.  This is where our students work in multi-leveled groups on specific skills that have been previously taught or we’re just learning.  Currently in Kindergarten we’re working on patterns and numbers 0-100.  In 1st grade we’ve been learning about addition facts up to 12 and anchors of 10 in addition.

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As a whole class we read The Very Hungry Caterpillar and made patterns of our choosing.

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