Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year!  So....I'm a little late, but this year has started off with a bang!  I feel like I haven't had a moment to collect my thoughts!

I enjoyed my time off during winter break and really unplugged!  It was the first time in a very long time that I truly didn't have my computer or phone with me!  It was wonderful!  But, I did miss my on-line friends ;-) and my little classroom kiddos!

So now back to school...

PBL in the classroom:

We started off this new year learning about the adaptations of polar animals!  We have had so much fun exploring and learning about these amazing animals that live in the harshest of environments.
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I went just a little bit crazy on Amazon and bought these books!  But I really NEEDED them, right?  Since our focus is on adaptations, I needed to spruce up my collection!


After reading lots of books about polar bears, we started writing an informational paragraph as a class.  We decided on the main idea and added supporting details.   

We followed up this activity working on writing our own sentences!  My students need LOTS and LOTS of practice with writing conventions!  I created these non-fiction sentence quick fixes to supplement our polar theme!


You can download a free sample in the preview of my resource! 


I'll be back in a few days to share more polar animal fun!


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