Spring is here (even though it snowed today!), and we have been learning all about spring showers and the science behind why it rains. Our students have had so much fun learning about the different kinds of clouds, and exploring the weather outside our classroom.
Here is a look back on what we did this week, and make sure you let me know what you have been doing in your classroom in the comments!
Rain Cloud Fine Motor
This super cute fine motor center was great for students to practice threading. They even practiced counting and adding with this fun activity.
Here is how we set it up: we used a clipboard with a blue piece of construction paper for the background, cut out a white cloud and taped it to the clip, have the clip hold down a blue shoelace. Students threaded the beads to make the rain drops.
Rain Cloud Science
Students used a pipette to place drops of water on the baking sheet (we added blue food coloring to the water so you can see it better). Then, they absorbed the drops with a cotton ball.
Students were able to see how the clouds store water until they get so full that it rains. They LOVED this table, and returned to it over and over again.
Spring Unplugged Coding
We have been working on our directional coding skills with these fun Unplugged Coding activities these past few weeks. This set has students code the caterpillar to the butterfly, and they have to avoid the flowers. Our students are getting really good at solving the task cards!
If you would like to try this with your class, you can get it here:
Dominoes Number Line Provocation
We practiced constructing a number line with this fun provocation. We challenged our students to build their own number lines using the dominoes.
It was a great way for them to think about how a number line is made, composing numbers, and adding! They did a great job, and worked together to make their number lines.
Our students worked hard on learning all about the vowels, and at the end of the week, they made their own Vowel Books to show what they had learned.
Each page focuses on a different vowel and they must trace it, fill in a word with the missing vowel, and draw a picture of something with that vowel in it. They loved doing this, and it was a great way to show our families what we have been working on.
If you would like to use this activity, you can get it in my store here:
Vowel Geoboard Provocation
This center had students construct a vowel using geoboards. We did not give them any templates or instructions, they had to figure out how to make the letters on their own.
This was a great way to see their problem-solving skills, and worked on their fine motor muscles too!
What have you been doing in your classroom? Let me know in the comments!