I have 2 days left to get ready to jump into my Polar Unit.
The kiddos just love learning about all the cold weather animals.
We compare the Arctic to the Antarctic, as well as the animals.
My BIG question I always pose to the class is
Why do Polar Bears NEVER eat penguins?
Then we make a list of all their theories.
The most popular answer is
Penguins swim to fast.
It amazes them that they live on opposite ends of the world!
This gave me the idea to talk about opposites and I found the cutest book!
Polar Opposites by Erik Brooks
It's about these two friends that very different
and they meet each other in the middle (the equator)
This book inspired me to create a new Polar Unit on opposites.
It has many activities to engage students at centers or seat work working on
antonyms and making opposite sentences.
My class has really enjoyed collecting data and comparing information.
So since we are starting the Chapter on graphing
we are going to graph their choices on which they rather be ...
a Penguin or a Polar Bear.
(we actually have done a lot of graphs already with our lost teeth,
the weather, birthdays, etc.)
We then are also going to work on writing a comparative statement as a writing activity.
Check it out on my TPT store and see if your class would enjoy these activities too.
I am not sur how to do a linky but I did want to share my thoughts Currently...
Listening: to the furnace humming and wondering why I am still cold. Yeah I know there are many of you that are living where it is a lot colder but heck it is not suppose to be 34 degrees in Southern California!
Loving: that I had the time to meet up with friends the week and catch up, share ideas. As teachers we often get so caught in our own
classrooms that we forget to connect except on vacations.
We all promised to do better at keeping in touch this year.
Thinking: of how much I have enjoyed not having a schedule this week!I have spent hours with friends, hours reading books, and spending time on Pinterest.
Wanting: to miraculously loose the weight I've gained from Christmas Cookies! Okay it might also be sitting at Starbucks with friends, or
working playing on the computer.
Needing: to learn more about how to do the fancy stuff on my blog. Am learning by trial and error which takes a lot of time and can be dangerous.
OLW: Acceptance... of myself. God created me and loves me! Therefore all I can expect of myself is to do my best and not put myself down, be insecure, or worry about it. I'm a big worrier.
Okay so I really need to get down to business. It's been fun sharing. Have a good weekend.