Kid create maps of their neighborhood and write place based stories- i.e. a fun play date in the backyard, a spooky time trick or treating, etc.
Squiggle Stories or... ?
Self reflective fiction stories using the book "Superflex & the Unthinkables."
Familiarizing students with the class library; helping them pick books that are just right.
Text to Text, Text to Self, Text to World
Unit 1- Counting, Coins, and Combinations
Shapes, Blocks & Symmetry.
Stickers, Number Strings & Story Problems
How Many Floors? How Many Rooms?
How Many Tens? How Many Ones?
Parts of a Whole, Parts of a Group
Partners, Teams & Paper Clips
Measuring Length & Time
Kids get to know each other, establish norms, build a sense of community, "buy in" to second grade.
Kids brainstorm the characteristics of a good friend using related read alouds to guide their thinking. They then create "friend silhouettes" on black butcher paper with the features of a friend added on with construction paper; i.e. a loving heart, a helping hand, etc.
Kids learn about Howard Gardner's theory of Multiple Intelligence. They take surveys to determine their own areas of intelligence and make a class book.