Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Spring Reading, Writing, and Math Resource - "Let's Go Buggy"

by First Grade Diva Creations
1st and 2nd Grade

Let's Go Buggy!

Insist, Grouchy, or Encounter
The three vocabulary pages are meant to teach these three vocabulary words deeply.  Each of these vocabulary words includes a vocabulary recording page, a graphic organizer, and writing paper to complete a story.

It's a Bug's Life Staggered Book
This project will challenge your students’ critical and creative thinking.  I think these are so adorable!

 Which Bug is the Best?
This is a great math activity for teaching students how to organize, represent, and interpret data. 
There are two pages (including a title, labels, and embellishments) for you to simply cut out and glue on a poster board to make a whole group graph. Then, children can use the recording pages to keep track of the data. I love to complete this activity after the students are finished with their “It's a Bug's Life” staggered books.

Reading Response

Use “The Grouchy Ladybug” response page with the book "The Grouchy Lady Bug" by Eric Carle. The other response page is more generic and can be used with any spring book that you wish.

That Bugs Me!!!
Do your students have spring fever?  Are they bugged by everything? I have added a great little writing activity to this resource. It would be great as a problem solution activity on working through what bothers your little ones.  I am going to use it for a morning meeting on getting along.  It includes an interactive journal page and themed writing paper with prompt. 

Measurement Centers
*There are two math centers that address measurement in this resource. I love to read "Insects Are My Life" by Megan McDonald or "The Grouchy Ladybug" by Eric Carle with these measurement centers. These are only suggestions for literature that would accompany these lessons. Your favorite insect book would work just as nicely. The books are not included in this resource. 

*This is not intended to be a science activity. Bugs are just creepy, crawly, whimsical fun in this activity. You can certainly add a conversation about insects and arachnids if you wish.

*Why don't I create my measuring lessons with guiding lines? Students won't have these lines when they measure something in the real world. Therefore, I create measuring activities without lines to facilitate conversation about measurement! I encourage students to draw the lines to show me where they measured.

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