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As a culmination for our weather inquiry, my students applied all that they had learned and became meteorologists! They LOVED this so much.  (If you want to read the beginning of our inquiry you can click here to go to the first part in the series!) To start, we listed all of the different types of weather that we had studied and watched this video to teach us a bit about what goes on behind the scenes at a news...
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Hello everyone! I’m back to share with you the extreme weather portion of our three week weather inquiry. After studying clouds, rain, and wind, we dove into extreme weather. To begin understanding some of the vocabulary that we use when referring to tornados, we watched a SciShow Kids video. (I absolutely love their videos!) Next, we read Gail Gibbons book, Tornados. (affiliate link) My students really were interested in understanding more about tornadoes so during guided reading, we researched them and really started to...
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W I N D! Boy did we have fun exploring wind! Earlier in the summer I had seen a wind tunnel on Instagram and made it for the STEM camp that I run. To be honest, I had a difficult time finding some of the items the person who posted the directions listed so I made my own out of the materials that I could find. In case you want to make one, I used two large sheets of poster sized transparency paper that I got...
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Hello Friends! After our week studying clouds (you can click here in case you missed that blog post) we dove into learning about the different types of weather. We started with rain and read a variety of fiction and non-fiction books. Our favorites were: -Singing In The Rain  -Come On Rain! -The Rain Came Down and Rain! Throughout the day we completed a variety of activities such as polling the class on whether or not we like that rain and writing...
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Hello everyone! It is a wet and rainy day here in TX which is perfect for blogging about our weather unit that we just finished. My students had an absolute blast studying about clouds and weather through hands-on lessons, paired nonfiction and fiction picture books, and many science experiments. This unit is available with completely written out 5-E lesson plans in my TpT shop. I have a unit for preschool and kinder kids as well as one that is geared for first...
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This past week we explored how the setting can influence and affect a story. In order to make this come to life for my students I wanted them to think about if a setting was actually important. At our meeting place I had this ready for my young learners when they came in for the day. As my students hung up their backpack, the scene I had “drew” (I traced it using my projector) had sparked quite the conversation. “I think...
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Hello everyone and happy September! Man, it has been a very long time since I have last blogged and for that I apologize. I am happy to say, I am back and can’t wait to start sharing more about what is going on in our classroom! This year, for those of you who have not heard via Instagram or Facebook, I am looping with my class from last year.  Therefore, I am teaching first grade again! To begin our school...
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A few days ago our classroom was given tadpoles to watch, care for, and observe. My young learners were SO excited to dig deep into learning about them and how we can best take care of our new classroom “pets.” I pulled together all of my frog books and created a new life cycle packet to inspire and teach my students about frogs. To begin the unit, I set up a museum walk in my classroom. Using the posters and...
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Good Morning everyone! I hope that this post finds you well. This past week we have been studying all things spring (in the midst of taking our standardized test). space  I wasn’t sure what would grab my students initial attention so we headed out to the garden to get inspired. We are very lucky to have a garden that is currently filled with blooming wildflowers, vegetables, and spring activity. We were able to observe first hand butterflies drinking nectar from...
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A Day in First Grade by Kristen Smith - 1y ago

Hello friends! On Friday we had SUCH a fun day! The first grade teacher and I had asked our principal if it would be alright to “transform” our campus into “Mario World” for a day of rigorous academic fun. Luckily for us, she enthusiastically said YES and we were able to pull off an absolutely fantastic day for our kindergarten and first grade students. To begin, we decided that we wanted to have three activities for our students to complete....
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