Saturday, February 18, 2017

Frog and Toad

This past week my students have been immersed in the classic stories of Arnold Lobel. Frog and Toad are some of my childhood favorites and they still engage and entertain kids today. My students were practically rolling around on the floor with laughter at the antics of these beloved characters.

Once we completed the reading of the Frog and Toad Together stories, we completed some fun activities from the Frog and Toad Together Unit. Check out the pictures of the unit below and get the unit here.

There are many great activities that can be done with this story. Included in the Frog and Toad Together Unit are engaging activities such as comparing and contrasting characters, finding text evidence for character traits, sequence of events, central message, comprehension questions, and more!

                                 Get the full unit here!

Frog and Toad is also great to use for teaching the central message. There is a lesson to be learned from the characters in each story. We created this helpful anchor chart to help us keep track of the central message.

I can't wait to read more Frog and Toad to my students and check back soon for additional Frog and Toad resources!

Update!! I have uploaded the Frog and Toad Are Friends Unit. Click here to check it out!

Happy Teaching!

Friday, January 6, 2017

Penguins Penguins Penguins!!

Happy 2017 to you all! I am excited to get back into the classroom after a wonderful break and we have lots of exciting events happening this month in our classroom!

The cold January weather always reminds me of those adorable penguins and first graders LOVE penguins. Right when we get back from winter break, the first unit I always cover is the kids' favorite… the Penguin Unit!

Starting Monday we will learn about penguins by using this resource. We will first read about penguins with the informational coloring book. We make charts together to record new information and do lots of writing. We will also complete some great interactive activities such as diagrams, life cycles, foldables, comprehension games, art projects and more!

Grab this adorable penguin art freebie here!

I also love to teach the students how to draw a penguin. This skill comes in quite handy when students are writing about their new knowledge of penguins. I have a useful freebie that teaches the students each step of drawing a penguin. There is also space for writing in this free resource. Check it out here!

I also like to integrate penguins into our math lessons and we will be using many fun and interactive activities! We will review number bonds with these cute penguin number bond activities. We will also play penguin addition math games.

I am so excited to get started with all of our penguin fun this month! :) Happy teaching!