Monday, May 15, 2017

5/8 - 5/12:Research:Butterflies

Morning Meeting & Phonemic Awareness Activity
* Question of the week: Would you hold a butterfly?

Whole Group:

We continued our unit on Insects. We read nonfiction insect books and we observe our class butterflies (chrysalis). We also also gathering information to prepare for our research project. During our research we will learn:
What it looks like
What it eats
Life cycle
Cool Facts

We will research Ladybugs and butterflies.

Last week we did our unit on Ladybugs. This week the students will research butterflies in nonfiction stories.

Read Aloud Books

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Whole Group Reading Response:
Nonfiction butterfly book

life cycle map

Guided Writing:
Facts about Butterfly

Art: Butterflies Symmetry

Poetry: First comes a butterfly

Math: Subtraction rain drops from 5

Identifying story elements, retelling familiar stories, main idea


We continue with our Monday morning journals to increase our journal writing skills.

We began working on information writing. Information writing "informs" the reader. We will be using informational writing in our research unit.

Listening Center:

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Science :

Living vs. Nonliving

Animals in their habitats

Social Studies:

Memorial Day

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