I have a split 1/2 class this year so no matter how you cut it - it's double the work. I teach in a small school so I usually have kids loop with me the next year. For this reason I need to be very disciplined and not have the two grades do many of the same activities. I love having my literacy centers correspond to children's literature so I have been working like crazy to get my latest two literacy units finished and posted. The first unit I posted last weekend was my ever favourite "Mrs. Wishy Washy." My grade ones are going to love this unit! I will be back with pictures in the next few weeks but here's a peek at the unit.
I posted the second unit tonight. This one is for my grade twos and good ol' Scaredy Squirrel was the inspiration for this one. I will be using "Scaredy Squirrel Makes a Friend" and "Scaredy Squirrel at Night" as the mentor texts for this unit. This unit covers a ton of essential literacy skills!
For the final activity the students will write their own version of a Scaredy Squirrel story. They are going to love that! This unit is on sale until Tuesday evening so you can save a little bit if you buy it now:)
I will be back tomorrow to share some pictures of getting ready for October.
I hope you have a great Monday!