I have been working really hard on planning ahead since I will be on maternity leave soon! I can't believe time has flew so fast and I'll be having a baby in less than two months! It is so exciting and scary!!!
On another note, I honestly don't have much of a hands-on activity that we have done the week before Spring Break. We were mostly reviewing concepts and testing... I wanted to blog about what was coming up during my Spring Break week, but time just flew! Soooo since I am finished with my new unit I wanted to share it with you before Friday. This is what we are studying and working on this week in Science.
We are working on the life cycle of a ladybug, so we created a sequence foldable with information of each stage. I could have given them sentences to cut and paste like what comes in my unit, but I wanted to encourage them to write as many details as possible, since we have learned many different facts. I asked them NOT to write just simple sentences such as "the eggs hatched and a larva was born". I asked them to write more details that they have learned for each stage.
We also have watched two videos, these are the videos I played during my lessons:
PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE... BE AWARE THAT ON THIS COMING VIDEO, EXACTLY AT 2:50min, THE LADYBUGS APPEAR MATING. I STILL PLAYED THIS VIDEO TO MY STUDENTS BECAUSE IT WAS THE BEST VIDEO TO SHOW IN FAST MOTION THE WHOLE LIFE CYCLE; HOWEVER I WAS USED PRECAUTIONS AND I STOOD BY THE LAPTOP TO STOP THE VIDEO AT 2:49min. SO I COULD AVOID THE LAST IMAGE.
These following video is also good. It has a person talking in the background; but it's not a video like the previous one. It has really good pictures and some very short videos of the larva. I still used it because the images were AMAZING! :)
We also did a quick and fun craft. We cut and paste true and false statements on a sheet and did a ladybug craft. I think they turned out very cute and my students were really engaged during this activity.
These two activities are included in my new unit Life Cycle of a ladybug AND butterfly. This unit is great for 1-3 grades. I included lots of different activities!
If you would like to know more about my products, click on the picture and it will take you to my TPT store. I have created a unit for both English and Spanish.
This is the English version. For more details, click on the picture.
This is the Spanish version :) For more details click on the picture
I have a new unit, so let's do a giveaway!!! Simple and quick :) Just must post a comment, including your name, email, and your choice of unit (English or Spanish). I will be giving away one unit in English and one unit in Spanish!!
Thank you so much for stopping by my blog! I'll be posting within the week with more news, so stay tuned!! :)
Before I let you go, I wanted to share with you a selfie :) I took this picture of myself on my baby shower... I am obsessed with nails, so I try to get them done as they match special outfits... lol
This following picture is a gift that my really good friend brought for me :) If you are in love with the paint behind the diaper cake as much as I am, click HERE and like her Facebook store, she's amazing!!!