Totally not school related, but we went away this weekend.
People go to Las Vegas for many reasons. We go for a King’s game. 🙂 We go to this special event every year as a kick-off to hockey season. They play at the MGM’s arena. It’s much smaller than the Staples Center in LA – but a lot of fun.
It also was a lot cooler than the 90 degree weather at home. Bailey (the King’s mascot) was standing right behind my husband for a while so I was able to get that picture. My husband is a King’s fanatic and has been his entire life – so of course he had a blast. It didn’t hurt that they won, either.
But this also means my TV is about to be overrun by hockey, peeps! That’s a problem. ;-P
As I mentioned, we are doing a lot of work with short vowels right now in my room. In addition to using the components of my new Short Vowel Practice and Review pack, we’ve been playing a lot of I Have Who Has Short Vowels. I like playing this game because the whole class can play together and the ones who have no problem reading those words keep the game moving at a fast clip while allowing the others time to “use their sounds”.
It’s a FREEBIE over in my stores!
If you’ve downloaded this previously, you may want to grab it again. I updated the primary font so it is more legible and fixed an error in the short a game.
This month our theme is animal habitats.
I enjoy this theme. The kids do too. We are able to incorporate a lot of informational text skills into our science lessons AND they are excited to do it. Cute animals can be very motivating.
This week will will be working on the desert habitat. Here’s a pic of last year’s bulletin board and a kiddo sample of the cloze activity included in the A Look at the Desert pack.
I will get better pics this week. My Happening Habitats unit has several different writing activities included to meet the needs of K-3 students – so it can be used in many classrooms. (Also, each part is available separately.)
If you do the desert habitat in your room, I highly recommend showing the Magic School Bus Video – All Dried Up. I love Magic School Bus – and this one is one of my favorites. I think it does a very good job summing up animal adaptations.
Click the plans below to enlarge them and get a better look. Click HERE to grab a copy of my planner sheet. The download is a “clickable” .pdf so you’ll be able to visit the blog posts about many of the various items I have included in my plans for next week.
Check out Deedee Will’s “Peek at My Week” linky party for some other plans for the week.
Have a fabulous week, peeps!