Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Animal Writing and Fact Family Fun!

For the next few weeks we (my class and I) will be working on animals.  Last we we started with general information about animals (food web, coverings, habitats, etc.)  To review what we learned last week, I had my students do a bit of writing. 


Each student was given a different animal sticker.  They created a circle map with the animal sticker on the inside.  Then they wrote 3 details in each section is, has, and needs. They transferred their circle map information into a tree map to organize their thoughts.  They completed their writing by turning that information into 3 quality sentences. 


We assembled this into a class book about Amazing Animals




This week we are studying mammals.  With all of the fun Easter eggs and such out there, I thought I would come up with something fun to be able to use those fun containers and tie into mammals for math-fact families to be exact.


So I gathered the following supplies:
~Carrot "eggs" from the Dollar Tree
~Stickers from the dollar store
~Mini craft sticks from Michael's craft store


To Make this fun Fact Family Math Center I programed 4 mini craft sticks with fact family information and placed them in a carrot.  I continued until all of the carrots were full.  I also create a recording sheet to go along with it and placed in a center for my students to practice fact families.






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Happy Teaching,


Coconut Cutie

4 comments:

Inspired in Second said...

I'm your newest follower! Loving everything I see - great ideas. If you're interested, I'm having a little giveaway on my blog. Hope you'll stop by:)
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Inspired in Second

Heather said...

I had those carrot containers and threw them away, now I want them back.

Cute ideas! I would love for you to stop by sometime=)

Heather
The Busy Busy Hive

Bharti said...

Does the dollor store sell these containers during easter or they have them year round. The dollor store in our area had these and now they are all sold out :(

Bharti said...

Does the dollor store sell these containers during easter or they have them year round. The dollor store in our area had these and now they are all sold out :(

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