Happy weekend to you all! 🙂 I’m linking up with Kasey at Doodle Bugs Teaching this week to share about my first grade adventures or…any other random things that were on my mind at the time of this posting! 🙂
It was a pretty eventful week! As some of you may know, last Sunday was my birthday, and so the hubs had some fun planned for me! 🙂
Random Item #1…My birthday was Sunday, but on Saturday the hubs took me to see Wicked! 🙂 I thought my fringy wrap would be nice for the night, but it was darn tootin’ cold here in Orlando! LOL! On Sunday after church, he took me to Carrabbas! 🙂 It was delicious! 🙂 I had a great weekend!
Random Item #2…I’ve been telling you guys all about the Underground Railroad Unit I’ve been teaching to my students for my complex text read aloud time…well…we’ve been learning a TON and having a blast with that too! 🙂
I tied math to the unit by having the children create quilt patterns out of construction paper. We decomposed shapes and then recomposed them on the quilt square…almost like a puzzle! It was a great activity for them to work on for their geometry standards! Underneath each square, the children wrote things that they learned about the Underground Railroad and Harriet Tubman. The quilts came out great! The students showed some wonderful depth of thought! I will try to share a more detailed post on this activity in the future. The research quilt could be used at ANY time of the year, it just lent itself to the Underground Railroad project so nicely that I used it now…but…really…you’ve GOT to try it with your kids! It was a BLAST!!