Monday, January 5, 2015

Lesson Plans Jan. 9-13

This week we will be reading books about weather. The books Storm is Coming and Snow are from the Journeys Reading Series and the unit can be found here.


Literacy Centers

Phonics-Short a (-am and -ag word families)

We are continuing our measurement unit in math. 
This is a great lesson to use for measuring with units. For the CCSS we only need to compare items to determine longer/shorter, but using sticks and cubes to measure strips of tape allows them to practice counting and comparing numbers. Each table has three strips of tape labeled with A, B, C. The students estimate how many cubes and sticks they need to measure the tape, then measure and  record the correct answer. Mom found this activity "somewhere online", so if it is your activity, please let me know so I can provide the link.
We did this activity today. The students took turns choosing an item from the "goody bag", comparing the item to the green pencil, and then deciding if it was longer or shorter. They really liked this activity!
These are some of the books we are reading during the unit. I made the worksheet pictured. The students had decide if the item pictured was shorter or taller than they are.
 After listening to Goldilocks and the Three Bears, the students will estimate how many cubes will fit in each of the three containers, then fill and record the correct amount.
The link for this activity is here.

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