Wednesday, June 22, 2011
I just finished a few Thematic Units for my First Grade bunch next year. After the first 2 weeks of learning the ropes with rules and assessments I will start teaching Fun With Our Pets as it deals with all the "firsts" of what they learn in First Grade. This unit has a fun theme to go along with Short Vowel A, Addition, Graphing, Pet Glyphs (How to take care of your pet), Writing books, Character, Setting, and Sequencing. The 2 books I am using with this unit are "The Great Gracie Chase" by Cynthia Rylant and "If you take a mouse to school" by Laura Numeroff. The second unit I will use is First Grade Farm Fun as it deals with Short Vowel I, Addition and Subtraction, Sentence structure and nouns, and Realism/Fantasy with a story I wrote. Both these units have center activities and can be a great addition to what you are already teaching. I hope this will be a helpful resource. Thanks for looking!