My firsties discovered a new reading strategy this week thanks to our new friend Feature Flamingo. Our first grade Critter Cafe has "hired" Feature Flamingo to help us better understand text features when reading informational texts. She brought some awesome Arctic non-fiction with her and is demonstrating how to search for some interesting features! Take a look!
|Jen Jones over at Hello Literacy provided this great notebook for students to record specific text features. |
You can grab a copy here.
|This is the inside of our Weekly Readers! Perfect fit for our Glossary discussion!|
No unit on Polar Bears would be complete without a fabulous Art Project to go with it! I hit the jackpot and came across the most PERFECT Polar Bear art EVER! ARTventurous has all the directions and how-to's for this project so I will have you stop over to her blog
and read more about her creative genius with polar bears!
I also found this GEM of a science project over at
We ran over on the art so we are doing this experiment next week!
The kids were devastated, because they love all things SCIENCE
and I have about 6 who want to be scientists when they grow up!
SO grateful for this long weekend!
Stay warm my friends, it's a chilly 29 degrees here in Toledo Ohio!