Saturday, December 7, 2013

Home, Wherever That May Be!

Wilkomen!  I bet everyone's looking forward to the start of winter break but trying to get as many standards in, create and wrap gifts with the kids and perhaps throw in a program for the parents! Whew!  With so much to do I try to keep things low key. 
After coming across the book A House is a House for Me by Mary Ann Hoberman, I decided to do a unit on Homes (and Family) in lieu of The Gingerbread Man in December.   The potential of the use of a “Home” theme is incredible and limitless and still reinforces remediation skills that some children still need at this time. This is an important concept to me because of my own experiences of teaching so far away from my home and family. Relocation is a constant reality for our kids. A high degree of mobility is demanded of our students.  Our children move around the world, acclimating themselves to new cultures, new friends, new homes and new surroundings. Therefore a home is such a precious concept.  So this week our standards were centered on homes and families.

These are math journal prompts from my House is a Home for Everyone product:

More activities from my House is a Home for Everyone product.

Home art:(email me if you would like the roof templates for the bag and paper roll houses).

Feel free to check it out here and here's a freebie!

Another freebie to make your week go smoother!

Have a great week!


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