Shhhh! Time to Sleep Hibernation Week

This week we will be learning about Hibernation and Migration. We all brought our bears in for the week and they are hibernating in a cave in the reading center.  We are allowed to read to them during "Read to Self".  We  also made cute little bears yesterday.  They are a tear project which can be frustrating for the kids but they did really well with it and I think they are "one of a kind"  Enjoy the pictures below.
Shhhh! Time to Sleep Hibernation Week - First Grade Roars!


Election Day Results!

I know this is really late but I still wanted to post our election day results.  Oscar the dog won by a landslide.  My children had so much fun with this unit.  They were sad to see the whole display go.  I think they enjoyed the voting daily more than anything else!
Election Day Results! - First Grade Roars!



We spent the last two days focusing on Owls.  We read two books and the children read one mini book I created.   We made two different kinds of owls, complete and Owl chart and focused on fact vs. opinion  The children really enjoy the non-fiction units.  I even had some student do the Owl Research page for our Mitchell Wall of Fame!
Owls! - First Grade Roars!
This Owl is on my door.  It is right next to the writing center.  The kids sometimes refer to it in writing.  I love the teamwork that these charts use.  I split my class into three groups and they have to work together to come up with ideas as well as make sure they don't use the same idea twice!

This is the first time we made the colorful owl.  We used our scrap bucket and they turned out adorable!

Two of my favorite Owl books!

Owl Goodies


Monster Day!

This year I wanted to spend an entire week doing monster activities and it just didn't happen with everything else that goes on in October.  Instead I decided to have a Monster Day!  We read many stories, made two different monsters, ate monster cupcakes and then did  monster word work rotations.  We had so much fun!
Monster Day! - First Grade Roars!
These are the books we read.  They especially loved There was an Old Monster by the Emberley family.  This book has a digital link where the students can listen to the author sing it.  We had to sing it twice!

My triplets decorated these for my class but I think next year it would be fun to let my students.

This went along with "Go Away Big Green Monster"!  The children loved creating their own.  They all turned out so differently!

This is the start of our symmetrical monsters.  They chose their paint color, put blobs of paint on it, folded it, let it dry, and then decorated it!

Here are some of our finished goodies!!!

Check out my goodies at my TPT store to go along with this fun day!

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