Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Arctic Animals Research


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Well, Christmas is coming to a close and my mind suddenly goes to my January units!! This year I am in Third Grade.  There are so many options to do during this time of year!  I love to teach using thematic units.  Integrating literacy, math science, and social studies is so much fun!  My kids are working on writing research papers, so what do we research? Arctic animals!!  I use Google Classroom a lot in my classroom.  I chose a few websites to the student to look through and linked them in Google Classroom.  National Geographic for Kids has a wonderful website.  The kids really enjoyed the polar bear cam.  Click HERE to view the web page.

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 I created a graphic organizer so that the students could write down facts while researching polar bears.

 We then talked about how to write a research paragraph and what they looked like. I showed the kids different paragraphs from books so that the kids could really see and understand how to write their paragraph.
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I also use this book so that we can compare/contrast fiction and nonfiction text.  There are so many options!

Below is the final product of one of my student's paragraph.  They had so much fun!

Grab my Arctic Animals Graphic Organizer pack for just $1!! Click HERE to view on TPT!
                                         .Arctic Animals Graphic Organizers

Friday, December 23, 2016

Last Minute Gift Idea

Well, Christmas Day will soon be here!  I just wrapped up the last bit of Christmas shopping I needed to do.  I wanted to get my babysitter a nice little Christmas gift, so I had an idea....

A Basket of Goodies!!!

I went to my local Boutique and bought a CC infinity scarf from Frenzy and then went to Dollar General for the rest!  I picked up a cute basket, mug, and hot chocolate to finish up the gift. Here are some photos of the finished product!
I also snapped some photos of my Christmas decorations at my house!  I just love Christmas and my mom does a lot of my decorating!  Like the lantern in the photo below was totally her!  I am HORRIBLE at making bows!  Have a blessed and Merry Christmas!

Sunday, December 11, 2016

Write the Room Freebie

                                     Christmas Write the Room

Well, I just have one week left until Christmas Break!  I am so excited to able to spend it with my family!  I wanted to hop on for a little bit and link up my Christmas Freebie!  It is a write the room Freebie.  Your kiddos are sure to love it whether its your last week before break or its just a few days before break! You can find it HERE. Merry Christmas!