Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Magic Tree House Books Come Alive in our Classroom

Upcoming January plans:

Since our closing date on our new house keeps getting backed up, I have had a little time to plan January units. I have been working on my application for the Magic Tree House Educator of the Year Award. I have been using at least one Magic Tree House book a month in my classroom. My highest reading group uses Magic Tree House books for literature circles and completes a reading trifold for each book read. Here is a list of upcoming Magic Tree House units I will be using when we return to school. Be looking for updated blog entries on ideas to incorporate the Magic Tree House series in your classroom.

1. Afternoon on the Amazon 
Objectives: bug life cycle, sequencing, telling time to the hour on an analog clock
In January, we will be observing the life cycle of ladybugs and butterflies in our live classroom bug lab. I will also be doing a mini-unit on these Eric Carle books: The Grouchy Ladybug and The Very Hungry Caterpillar  

2.  Eve of the Emperor Penguin and Nonfiction Research Guide 18: Penguins and Antartica
We will be studying the scientific process and participating in our school's upcoming Science Fair project: Making Snow in South Mississippi!!

Wishing you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

-Mrs. Courtney's Class

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