Sunday, April 29, 2012

We've Got Ants in our Pants, FREEBIE and GIVEAWAY

Well, this weekend has been wet, wet, wet for us! It has been raining almost the whole weekend. This has allowed me to get the much needed rest. I am feeling bettert not 100% yet. At least, I have my voice back.

Enough about me, let's get back to my Insect Unit. This post is going to be about my Ants Unit with my Second Grade class. We started off the unit by reading the poem "Ant".

I have my students write it in their poetry journals and illustrate "If they were as small as a little black ant, what they would do that big people can't?" Some of their illustrations were very creative. I forgot to take pictures of them. When I go in tomorrow morning, I'll take some and post them for you all. I have the students practice reading the poem with partners throughout the week for fluency.
After our poetry, we completed a Ant Brace Map. It's a FREEBIE. Click on the picture below to snag it.

We then read the "National Geographic Reader: Ants" by Melissa Stewart.
After reading, I had my students recall facts and I wrote them on my dry erase board. I then took the facts and wrote them onto this chart.
My Second Graders loved the fact that "Ants eat aphids sugary poop!" Haha! 
We also read "Hey, Little Ant" by Phillip M. Hoose.

My students did a Text to Self Connection by writing about themselves as the ant and how they would convince the boy not to squish them. (The pictures of the project didn't come out very well. I will retake them tomorrow and add them to this post.)

Here is the Ant Literacy Unit that I created.

This unit includes: Parts of an Ant- Labeling; Life Cycle of an Ant; Antsy Antonyms; "Catchy Ants" Fact and Opinion Sort; Vocabulary and Definition cards; Fluency Phrases Board Game; and Hungry, Hungry Ant Contractions.

One lucky follower will receive the Unit. All you have to do is follow my blog and my TeachersPayTeachers Store. Leave in the comments which ones that you follow. Giveaway will end Tuesday, May 1st at 8pm. Good Luck!


Kelly B aka Queen Bee! said...

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Cindy Del Valle said...

I follow your blog!

Cindy Del Valle said...

I follow your TPT store!