To get ahead a little bit, I'm going to link up with Mrs. Laffin's Laughings and give you a peek at my week! :o)
Explorers Pack to teach about these two, as well as to write an opinion piece during writing time!
(Click above to visit the book on Amazon!)Whether you are learning about explorers or not, this is a great book to show another point of view of an event with which most students are familiar... Columbus "discovering" new land. My students are always amazed when I tell them this was based on the events of Columbus landing in San Salvador! One of them asked last year, "Why do we have the day off for Columbus Day? He shouldn't get a holiday!!"
I will use the wonderful pack from Cutesy Clickables/Collaboration Cuties to review inferences and main idea during reading, as well as to teach some more figurative language!
Of course, I have to get in some nonfiction, too! I will read You Wouldn't Want to Sail with Christopher Columbus by Fiona MacDonald and do the inferring activity for that text from my No Prep Nonfiction Companion to Better Than Basal.
As I was just searching for the book on Amazon, I realized there is a revised edition of the book that I didn't know about! Click the image of the book to visit the revised edition on Amazon... I might have to buy that one, too...! LOL
During writing time, as I mentioned earlier, the students will give their opinion of whether they believe the explorers were heroes.... this prompt is always a good one to get the kids to use voice and emotion in their piece.
In math, we are working on multiplication! I can't wait to teach my kids "Multiplication War" from my Math Aces: Partner Games so they can play in stations. They are loving card games this year!
Zany Zebra Multiplication Pack for some of my mini-lessons and small groups next week, as well as the task cards for my stations.
this set on multiplicative comparison.
Oh and in between all of this fun stuff I shared with you, we also have our district assessments to administer in Reading, Math, Science, and Social Studies. EEK! But we'll get it all in, don't you worry. :-P
I hope you all have a fantastic week!