Sunday, January 22, 2012

Last Week in Pictures

Here's a look at what we did last week in pictures! 

Our reading story was Jan's New Home, so during social studies, we talked a lot about the differences and similarities between the country and the city. We made a venn diagram to compare and contrast these two places and then each student picked which they liked better and we did a little writing activity.

We discussed what the theme was and then identified the theme in Jan's New Home

While we were reading the story, we realized that the author never said why Jan and her family were moving, so we brainstormed possible reasons why they could be moving. 

Friday after tests we read The Country Mouse and the City Mouse, which went along perfectly with our reading and social studies lessons

We made Chinese dragons in honor of Chinese New Years

Is it too early to break out valentine's centers?? Maybe, but my kids and I were ready! They are loving these centers. 

Hope everyone has had a great weekend! :)


  1. Your week looks amazing! Love the country/city projects, and the stories that go with them!

    A Cupcake for the Teacher

  2. Girlie your ideas are ROCKIN'! LOVE them!
    Thanks for have inspired me again! :)

  3. WOW! I love this post and all the pictures. You're so crafty! It's inspiring!

    Come visit if you have time, I have a Groundhog and Hibernation Freebie you might find useful!

    Randi @ Teach It With Class
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  4. Love the mice!! I have your Valentine's Day center pack on my wishlist at TpT!

    Mrs. Wheeler

  5. Awesome as always! I love the tie in with Social Studies!!
    First Grade Blue SKies

  6. Love the anchor charts!! Can't wait to use the valentine centers!!

    -Ms. Thomas

    The First Grade Jungle

  7. Thank you for the ideas! I am doing The Country Mouse and City Mouse with PreK this week! I will do a post about it and link it back to your page!
    Kristin Cummings, SLP
    Simply Speech

  8. Who is the author to Jan's New Home? Love the lesson!!

  9. Love the lesson! WHat are the titles and authors to these 2 stories. Thanks!