Friday, March 10, 2017

Lucky Little Writers in Firstieland!

Hey Friends!  I just had to stop by and share this super cute lesson that I just finished with my fab firsties......take a look at this bulletin's "tote's adorb" (my new favorite descriptive word that one of the firsties taught me this week.....apparently it means "totally adorable"...LOL)  Seriously though, we loved this lesson ❤️

St. Patrick's Day is just around the corner so I decided to take a minute with my kids to learn about this fun holiday and hit a couple of those Social Studies standards while I was at it...(Heritage is reflected through the arts, customs, traditions, family celebrations and language.....) We read a non-fiction text about the holiday that is included in my "Integrated Social Studies and Writing Mini Unit "Why Do We Celebrate St. Patrick's Day?"and also a couple of my favorite story books: 

After the firsties had a nice background on why we celebrate this holiday, we worked together to create a web.  

Next, the firsties used this web to help them write a report about St. Patrick's Day.  

Finally we made these adorable leprechauns to accompany our reports.....

This is the perfect little mini unit for St. Patrick's Day.  I really love it because not only does it include these great activities, but it's also differentiated and includes pre and post assessments!   If you'd like to check out these activities your classroom you can find this mini unit hereIncluded in Social Studies and Writing Mini Unit - "Why Do We Celebrate St. Patrick's Day?":

1. Detailed 2-3 day lesson plan
2. Informational Text on the subject "Why Do We Celebrate St. Patrick's Day?"
3. Pre Assessment
4. St. Patrick's Day Web
5. Informational Writing Templates (Differentiated for Below, On Level and Above Level) with RUBRICS
6. St. Patrick's Day Sort - 2 levels to meet the needs of all your students
7. St. Patrick's Day "Fill In The Blank" Assessment
8. Leprechaun Craft with full color directions and all patterns

Well, that's all for tonight.......hope this post finds you all happy, healthy and LUCKY!  Be sure to stop by again next week because there's always something fun happening in......

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