Tuesday, September 25, 2012

la nuit, les formes, l'halloween

See geometry rubric here. Post of 3D objects can be found here.  Clear targets and learning outcomes are missing from this post, will update!

I usually refer to this unit or these materials under the heading "night creatures" and use them in October (some schools, communities may choose not to celebrate Halloween).  This unit coincides with  math topics around 2D shapes and vocabulary for grades K-2 French Immersion.

We make a lot of mini books in K and grade 1.  They don't encourage creativity BUT we are trying to fill our read-to-self boxes for Daily Five with some books we CAN read.  Students take them home to read.  They are successful early on in French Immersion with words they know.

Fall word strips of the unit

Fall visual dictionary of the unit for journal writing, Daily Five

Thanksgiving card, circles and triangles are great for beginning cutting skills in K

Here are links to 2D Word strips and visual dictionaries, 3D object word strips and visual dictionaires.

This is a shape and colour book we made in kindergarten to add to our book boxes.

Halloween Shapes Collaborative book identifying how many shapes.  Several pages, students chose 1 and we bind them together as a book to read during Read to Self (K).

Halloween shapes mini book - same halloween images with shapes are used as above, students add the number word (K)

Accordion book of shapes and Halloween items (print back to back 11x17, accordion fold, grade 1)

Le feu follet - Carving a pumpkin booklet, reviews the parts of a face, students complete the sentence.  Show this example, have students draw and build their own book.

Number booklet lift the flap.  Student arrange the numbers in their book out of order so that they know the number word and amount and aren't just reciting words.

Flaps for each page of booklet, students choose a number and draw that amount of whatever item they choose, write the sentence.

Students begin to become aware of the plural form of words, a great mini lesson topic for Daily Five Work on Writing.
1-30 book - Complete, cut apart, put in order.

This may seem like busy work but if students colour all of the pumpkins orange and count using the booklet they are practising counting by twos - something I assess for first term.

Math journal (coincides with story below - FYI adopting a spider is mentioned in the story).  Use punches, stickers, students make their own.  Subtraction or addition.

Des histoires qu'on aiment!

Sunday, September 23, 2012

I Pick - en français

Thanks to Jamie on twitter (you can find her at @fiteach) I dug up an acronym for "I Pick" in French.  Five simple words to remind students how to pick "just right" books to read during Daily 5 (or any time).  Thanks to Madame Richards who posted the acronym CRICC.

Here's my visual and labels to help students remember.  (More Daily Five posts on this blog can be found here.)

What do you use?  Do you have something better?  I'd love to hear about it!

Click on the image below for this one from the blog Dix Mois:

This English version is on the teacher wife's blog: