Friday, November 28, 2014


We spent the week learning about the Mayflower and what it was like to travel to the new world on a cargo ship. 

This is our anchor chart on the different parts of the Mayflower and how the sails
 made the ship move. 

Brace map on the parts of the Mayflower (Whole to Part)

We also talked about what it was like to be a kid back then and now. 

We used a flow map to track the time line of how the first Thanksgiving came about. 

For writing we created a riddle about turkeys.  

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Friday, November 14, 2014

Veterans Day

We read "Hero Dad"
The story is about a little boy who's dad is his Super Hero, aka a soldier.
It's a great story and my kiddos really love it!

This is our anchor chart on the characteristics of a soldier. 

Not only did I attempt to teach my kiddos about veterans, I tried to explain our military to them.  This was one of the anchor charts I came up with to explain the 5 branches of our military and brief overview of what they do.

We followed up our unit by writing letters to the soldiers. 

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Monday, November 3, 2014

Happy Halloween

It's been a pretty busy and strange week.  It is so strange to be teaching about Halloween and Nevada Day, when I just got my classroom up and running!

First we learned about pumpkins and had a pumpkin tasting day.

We learned about the whole and part of a pumpkin. 

I found this song on Pinterest and feel in love with it and so did the kiddo's.  I am not sure who's blog it came from but I will look some more so I can give credit where credit is due. 

We read "The Little Old Lady Who Was Not Afraid of Anything" 
and we talked about story order.

For Halloween I was Olaf from Frozen.  My kids where in love!  My daughter really hit the nail on the head when she ran across this costume on youtube. 

We also learned about our state, since Nevada's birthday is on October 31st.

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