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This Friday was our Valentine’s Day party and we had great time!  We started out by handing out the rest of our Valentines for the end of the day and read Valentine’s Day books.  We then colored and completed books called I Love…

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For shared reading and writing we read the book Will You Be My Valentine and then made a list of Valentine’s Day words.  We picked our favorite words and made Valentine’s Day mobiles.

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For Math we enjoyed candy hearts math centers.  We graphed with our hearts, sorted them by colors, and estimating the number of candy hearts that can fill a bigger heart.  We also enjoyed Valentine’s Day snacks.

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For science we used alca-zeltzer tabs and water to make candy hearts dance.  Students learned how to make hypothesis on simple science experiments.  They guessed what they believed would happened to the hearts.

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We read the story Christmas Cookies and discussed vocabulary such as the word tradition.  We also made a list of our Christmas traditions.

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Then we wrote Christmas math stories about making gingerbread cookies, then we made Christmas ornaments using tempura paint.

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As we continue on with our weather / winter units we read a new poem and learned new describing words to the song “Snowflake”.

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Then we discussed the author’s purpose and what the author was really trying to say.  We discussed how even the title was Snowflake, the poem was about how people are all different from each other like Snowflakes.  Then we made paper snowflakes and wrote how we are like our snowflakes, using describing words from the poem and other describing words we have learned.

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We read the story “Christmas Cookies” which is a story that discusses the process that a girl goes through to make cookies for Christmas.  In each page there is also a vocabulary word that children learn.

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We discuss the main idea and details and students think-pair-share the words that they remember from the book.  Then they illustrate one vocabulary word that they chose and 1st graders use it in a sentence.

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Students are provided with maple leafs with fall vocabulary words we’ve been learning in science and social studies.  Student’s cut out their leaf and drew a picture illustrating their vocabulary word.  Then students wrote a sentence using their word.

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