We did a directed drawing of The Statue of Liberty. The kids did an AMAZING job!
We wanted to find out the answer to the following question. It is really hard to explain to kids just how HUGE the Statue of Liberty really is! So, we measured out bulletin board paper for her foot (even the length of her toes is correct) to get an idea of how huge she is!
All About The Statue of Liberty writing
Our bald eagles... they turned out so stinkin'cute!
This is from our Chit-Chat book. This is a great way to review what was learned the day before. As part of our morning message routine we read the message skeleton together EXACTLY as it is written and then the kids use their schema, text and phonics clues to fill in the chart. This is also a great way to review spelling chunks and spelling rules. :) I always end the message with a question so that they have to turn to a partner and "chit-chat" about it. This idea originated with the KCrew's Buzz Book.
Our American Symbols Tree Map
One of our story problems from our Math Journals. I love how the student's use different strategies to solve the math problem.
The activities above and LOTS more are included in my America unit.
This is one of my palm trees. A few people have emailed me and asked for directions so I'm attaching the directions below the picture. :) You will notice our friend, Stretch is hanging out in the tree. He is there to remind us to S-s-s-stretch our words when we write.
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