February 26, 2016

Five for Friday

Hey Y'all!
It's been awhile since I shared what a peek into our week looks like.
So here's what we were up to all-week-long.

We are on week 2 of integration and thematic learning. 
This week was all about the moon and sun.
I love incorporating fiction books that match our theme into our week to review comprehension skills. This week, we started off jotting down questions of what we had about the moon.

Speaking of thematic units, last week we learned all about presidents.
I made this freebie for when we held our class election on Friday.
You can grab it by clicking on the picture below.
Or you can read about it here.

We also started our unit on telling time this week.
We made a life sized clock and labeled all the parts!

Some of my lovlies have been needing a gentle reminder on what it looks like when we do 'read to self' during our rotation time of guided reading. 
I sat down with each group and re-visited rules/procedures/and went to book shop with them.
I'm hopeful to see some improvement next week!

Living in Texas, our winter is like spring which doesn't help when the AC has been out all week.
So we took our writing time out into the halls to refresh and cool down.

It's going to be a fabulous Friday now that we have AIR!!!!!


  1. Oh no! I completely commiserate about no AC! My classroom is a computer lab and I haven't had AC since September! It was finally fixed this week!
    Teaching Voracious Learners

  2. I agree that fiction/nonfiction books in thematic units is the way to go!!! I love your class election freebie! Thanks!

  3. I love this post! The Moon Book was one of my favorites when I taught about space. Collecting theme books is one of the best parts of teaching theme. I love how you used the Unifix cubes to show the minutes on your large clock. So smart!

  4. Using the cubes with your clock is a great idea! Enjoy that AC!