Wednesday, April 27, 2016

When Is Your Open House?

When is Open House at your school?
Ours is about 4 weeks away!

Last week we did a post about our American Symbols mini units 
and ways to incorporate the theme into your Open House.
We include all of the adorable American Symbols craftivities in a book 
which is displayed on each child's desk for Open House. 
It is a true treasure for families to keep!

Our main theme at Open House is HABITATS AROUND THE WORLD.
And it is a big extravaganza!!!
We have been focusing on this theme since January! 
We began with the polar habitats and then explored the desert and ocean habitats. 
We learned about the grasslands right before our spring break 
and become experts on the rainforest at the beginning of April.  
This week our students are each focusing on a different animal from one of the habitats.
 They will be researching that animal and completing a written report 
and presentation on their animal! 

Depending on how much time you have you can easily complete one unit! 
And if your school goes into June, your students would
love learning about two or three habitats! 
Our units are designed to be a cross-curricular learning experience! 
We include language arts, science, math, and art activities for each habitat. 

Here are some of the amazing habitat activities our first graders have been doing:

Our POLAR HABITATS unit includes the Arctic and Antarctica.

For more information on our DESERT HABITAT unit click here!

These adorable OCEAN HABITAT art projects are available here.

We have used the lessons from our habitat units with
 Kindergarteners, first graders, and second graders.
However each of habitat units can be easily modified for
younger and older students as well!

Please feel free to comment or email us if you would like more information!