Insects and Summer Review

Can you believe it's almost May? Where has this year, no school year, gone? We are still working on insects this week. Last week, we covered the general books about insects. Here are some really great books.

We made a KWL chart with headers from Caitlin Cabby's All About Insects unit. It is WONDERFUL. We labeled the beetle, too. Next week, we'll be making our All About Insects book and add to it each day.

Some of our information came from Deanna Jumps Insect Math and Fun unit. She has a wonderful book that gives great info. I made it into a book, but didn't use it. We actually read it on the Smartboard together. I love that I have full blown readers now.

This week, we will be making edible insects, diving deeper into bumblebees, ants, caterpillars, dragonflies and I'm sure that's all I'll be able to fit. I plan to do a comparison between bees and ants. I hope that they will have enough knowledge to be able to do this without any help from me. I have some smart cookies this year, but they did so well on everything last week - that I want this to be totally their week on learning with no help from me. I found these super cute charts on Pinterest. Click the picture to go to my insects page on Pinterest.

Also, we will be having a Q and U wedding on Friday. I am super excited for this. My todo list is getting to be mighty overwhelming as the end of school nears. Yearbook. Memory Books. DVDs. Graduation. Wedding. Blogging. Tpt-ing. Product Making and normal every day life issues. WHEW. Summer cannot get here fast enough. With summer on the brain, I just finished up Keeping up with Kindergarten: A Summer Review for Kindergarten. LOVE! I can't wait to get this all printed out and ready for my kiddlettes. This will go along with the rest of the goodies I have planned out in my head for the end of the year. I think they're really going to enjoy it. Some of the printables can be placed inside pocket charts and then used over and over.

Do you teach first and have sweet firsties heading off for second grade? I made this pack when I taught 1st grade.


I'm going to I Teach K!!!!!!! sneak at our week

I am SUPER excited that my principal agreed to PAY for us to go to I Teach K! I've wanted to go since I've started teaching and have been told NO every single year. One of my kindergarten buds planned to go with me, but she has a crazy summer schedule and can't go. Are any of you going? Solo? If you are LET ME KNOW! I think it may be a good thing to go alone because then I'll get all out of my shell and have to talk to other people.

I also am super excited that I have TWO days left until spring break. I can taste the freedom almost. Back to business - here's what we've been up to this week. I love all the Easter math things that I have for them this week. My kids are REALLY loving this.

Ten Frame matching

Bunny Up: Addition Matching Game

Full of Air: Sight Word Scramble

Word Family Mats {a part of Spring has Sprung}

I made eggs so they could match the number to either the picture or the number word. I made them mismatched, so the matches are different colors.

Switch 'N Fix {a part of Spring has Sprung}
They pick a card. Read the picture. Read the word and figure out which sound is incorrect. Students will then write the correct letter in the matching box and color in which sound was changed. This was a HIT today for some reason with one of my little boys. He kept running over to me when he figured out the wrong letter.

Write the Room Spring edition

Word Mania - cvc and cvce word puzzles

LOVE THIS GAME! This may be my favorite. They open up an egg, read the sentence, and try to make ten using the chicks. 

And randomly, our greenhouses that we started about 2 weeks ago all looked pretty crappy except for this one. HOW PRETTY! My beans in a bag usually grow really nicely. This year was another level of disappointment. I told them we would plant some after spring break in a cup with soil.

Hope you all have a LOVELY rest of your week. Do you follow me on TPT and here on Bloglovin'? Later this month, I have a goodie that I CANNOT wait to share.

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