A little girl named Anna loved her pink and purple mittens very much. Anna’s family was poor so she had to work on a farm every hour to earn money. On a cold day, Anna was feeding the cows and one of her mittens fell into one of the cow’s food. Anna asked her mom if she knew where her mitten was.
Her mom said “I don’t know!”
Then she asked her dad and her dad said the same thing. She looked in the bird cages and then she looked in the horses’ hay.
She yelled, “I found it. I found it in the horses’ hay. I found it, my lovely mitten! Yay!”
The Kindergarten and 1st graders are learning about ladybugs. We read three non-fiction books about ladybugs and filled in our Ladybug Project Organizer together.
Then the children had an opportunity to work on the notebook computers.
This model and follow approach works beautifully with young students. The children made ladybug book covers for our fact booklets. To view some images which “walk you” through our ladybug unit view our process video.Process Video .
For the past few weeks we have been learning about Panda Bears. First, we read a fiction book, Panda Goes to School, by Jaye Morrow.
Next, we asked the children what they knew about pandas already — here are some of their thoughts:
Then we read a non-fiction book, Little Panda, by Joanne Ryder.Then, while Mrs. Chauncey read to us, we were put on our detective hats and listened for facts about Pandas. We enjoyed some video clips about pandas. We also watched some pandas live at the zoo ~ Click the link to see the: Atlanta Zoo Live Webcam. Mrs. Chauncey helped us to organize our facts and write sentences. We read our facts wearing our panda bear masks. We pretended that we were on a real TV show!
Matthew has nothing to share for show-and-tell, so he informs his class that a lion is living at his house. The class believes him and Matthew shares tales of Larry’s adventures. When the class tells Matthew that they want to go on a field trip to his house to visit Larry, Matthew panics. His mother tells him he has to tell the class the truth.
The students enjoyed creating their own lion “tales”.