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What Are You Teaching? January

It's January and we have been back one full week. It was a LONG week. It was a BUSY week and a TIRING week! We were focused on getting back into routines and just surviving. We did it! It's time to dig in and get to work. What are you teaching this week?

We are on Unit 4 Week 2 in Reading Street. One of my favorite stories, My Lucky Day! It is an adorable story about a fox and a piglet. This unit has a lot of fairy tales in it and it is our focus for new IB unit "How We Express Ourselves". It's always a fun one!

For our centers we are using this set:
It has objective posters to keep me on track and "paper centers" (that's what we call them) for the kiddos to complete during the week. Some of our favorites are cut and glue, stamping, and write the room.

This unit also includes a really fun craftivity to go along with it. It is free HERE!

For our "hands on" centers we have some fun Little Red Riding Hood activities. I created these over break to kick off our fairy tale unit. 
CVC word blending cards for small groups
Sight Word work mats for independent time
CVC Building Mats for independent time

We will be reading a new Little Red Riding Hood book each day and comparing the characters, setting, problem, and solution. I love reading fractured fairy tales! They are so much fun! 
Here are a few we are including. 

I won't get to all of these this week but I should be able to get to most of them by Friday and then finish them up next week. We will also explore Goldilocks and the Three Bears and The Three Little Pigs in the coming weeks. We are playing with the idea of writing our own "fairy tales" during Writer's Workshop but I will have to get back to you on that one. It will be a new venture for me for sure! 

So what is in your lesson plan this week? If you do any fractured fairy tales I would love to hear how you use them! Thanks for visiting today!