Sunday, February 28, 2016

Quick and Easy Ideas for Literacy Week

This next week is Literacy Week at our school.  However, if you are like me, I'm a little worn out from Valentines Day and 100th day celebrations.  Not to mention we are now approaching assessments and dare I type it- report cards.

Literacy week used to be a HUGE deal at our school, but it has slowly and sadly faded away. For the past few years I have been the one to put together our week of events.  I still want the week to be fun and do my best to stress the importance of literacy.  But a girl can only do so much when your a party of one.
Literacy Week.  Celebrate Literacy Week, Dr. Seuss' birthday and the love for reading with fun activities and free resources.  Everything you need for quick and easy activities to inspire your students to pick up a book and read.
This year we will have thematic days, just like we have had in the past.  I was careful to make sure that crazy hair day and crazy hat day were not on the same day as our spring picture day.  We will have Crazy Sock day that day.
Literacy Week calendar of events, Celebrate each day with fun activities wear red, white and black day, crazy hair day, wear green day, crazy sock day, and crazy hat day.
Lesson Plans for the Week:
We will be attempting a directed drawing of the Cat in the Hat.  I found this directed drawing activity that I'm going to try. 

If you think this is too advanced for your students.  I have also found these directed drawing activities from the following websites/blogs.
We will be listening to Green Eggs and Ham at our listening center and then working with -am words from my Word Families CVC Word Work
Word Families CVC Word work.  Everything you need for centers yo help your beginning readers to develop phonemic awareness when working with CVC words and word families.

Word Families CVC Word work.  Everything you need for centers yo help your beginning readers to develop phonemic awareness when working with CVC words and word families.
You can get a Free copy of the -am sheet here.  If you like what you see, the set is in available in my TpT store.

On Thursday we will be wearing Crazy/Silly Socks.  We will graph our socks and write about them.

For some science fun you can read Bartholomew and the Oobleck.  After reading the book make Oobleck and watch your students have fun while they experiment with this non-newtonian fluid.  It can be poured as if it were a liquid, but it can also act like a solid when a force is acting on it.
To make it, all you need are these simple ingredients
  • 1 cup of water
  • 1 1/2 to 2 cups of cornstarch
  • a few drops of green food coloring
They will experiment with different objects predicting whether they will sink or float.  Then they will write about it their experiences with the oobleck. 
We will also be making this fun hat.  You can download the patterns for it by clicking on the photo.

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All week we will be reading Dr. Seuss Books.  On Friday we will vote and graph to see which Dr. Seuss book is the class favorite.
 Have a great week.

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