Behind the Scenes in January...
Martin Luther King, Jr. celebration
We do an activity with Tootsie Pops. I have the students choose a Tootsie Pop out of a brown bag. I want their colors to be random and they need to be the one to pick it. They each have a sheet of directions to follow which includes making groups based on their color. They group together based on color and begin to enjoy their treat. Stopping when they get to the center and then putting their sticks and the center back in their paper wrapper.
I then show them a page on our smartboard that shows what each color gets to do during our literacy time.
I just love seeing the connections during this activity. It really hits home with the younger grades. Enjoy!
Chinese New Year!I also put together 2 fun Chinese New Year Centers to help connect our celebration at the end of the week. We spend the rest of the week learning about China and the Chinese New Year. You can find more in my Chinese New Year Unit.
Chinese New Year is celebrated on January 23rd so we are going to be having a parade with Lucky Dragons on Friday. Check out the photos below!
|In May I Take Your Order, student use menus from local Chinese Restaurants to take the order of 3 students in the classroom.|
Be sure the check out how I use Talk Point recorders in my classroom.
I loved that the recorders went right along with the colors of my centers! Better yet, I have found a way to combine traditional exploration centers and The Daily Five using these recorders. More to come on that:) I am off to make homemade donuts with my sweet kiddos and my neighbors!