This week we did some EXCELLENT WRITING!
I have to be honest…I have not taught ALL of my SCIENCE standards. And yes, animal classification is a standard.
Somewhere, I have a new Science series, but my new ELA series takes up most ALL of our day…& Math… so, as any good teacher ( who LOVES science & writing) would do INTEGRATE!
We wrote informational writing about animal classifications!
And then we PAINTED them!
Living things…yaadaa. yaadaa. yaadaa…NO!
WE WROTE ABOUT REAL ANIMALS!
My EL’s had a hard time with the new vocabulary, (Thank You Project GLAD), we did new academic language, made charts, filled out graphic organizers, did shared writing, sloppy copies, and a final draft!
We had to edit for spelling, handwriting, complete sentences, punctuation, AND IT HAD TO MAKE SENSE!
All of that in 5 days!
AND THEN….. They got to make a “tear art” bear head.
( They HATE tear art… “Can I PLEASE use my scissors?” “NO!”)
Simple…tear construction paper, glue to small paper plate, add ears (with torn paper..they need FUR too), add eyes, nose, & mouth.
As a culminating activity, we painted out animals & added our reports for sharing. ( see above)
SO….here are the units we used to RUN the MARATHON!
Enjoy! Check it out on my TPT store!