We have been super busy in first grade! I can't believe the first nine weeks will be over in two days!! Holy Cow! Speaking of cows... two weeks ago we wrapped up our farm unit. (I am behind on blogging...) We had so much fun learning about life on the farm and talking about different farm animals.
In language we were studying nouns. For our small language group, the kids had a noun hatch activity. I hoarded Easter eggs last spring because I knew I could find a way to use them. This was a success! If you would like the Noun Hatch FREEBIE click here!
Each day we reviewed a different short vowel. I made large posters using KPM Doodles farm animals to help brainstorm short vowel words. Here is our duck.
For spelling practice we made fall trees.
We also did some rainbow writing!
We also spent time talking a writing about a different farm animal each day, creating a farm book. We did some cute farm animal crafts from Tunstall's Teaching Tidbits.
We used the farm spinner addition activity from Rowdy in Room 300 for a math center.
To go along with our study of conjunction "and", I created a quick mini lesson.
For our writing center we made "Down on the Farm" books. Here are some samples. :)
Here is a culmination of our class effort for farm week!
(I had to play with the panorama option with the new iPhone update!)