I am actually prepared to enjoy the long weekend. I did my lesson plans and turned them in before I left school on Friday. I have nothing I HAVE to do (school related anyway) this weekend. I must say that does not happen often. I LOVE the feeling though and I am definitely going to make a goal to stop doing lesson plans over the weekend. :) I'll let you know how that goes.
I wanted to share with you all the plans I have for next week. I have actually based my reading activities around......are you ready for this???? BUBBLE GUM! Yes, bubble gum! I was inspired last weekend when I purchased an absolutely AH-DORABLE writing unit! It is a collection of how-to sequencing writing activities from K-2 Texas Teacher. After purchasing it, I decided to do a how-to blow a bubble writing activity next week. Currently, I am teaching explanatory writing common core standards.
Anyway, my mind starting going ninety miles an hour on ways that I could incorporate the topic of bubble gum into my reading class. I found a few nonfiction resources and fiction resources. So, I am going to review fiction and nonfiction, text features, main idea and supporting details, and integrate writing summaries. It should be LOADS of fun! And of course, you really can't teach about bubble gum without chewing it, so next week in reading class, students will be chewing bubble gum....every day! :) I am sure that will be motivating for them to learn all about the history of bubble gum and chewing gum. It really is quite interesting! In fact, I learned A LOT just preparing my unit! I must admit, I have always used the terms chewing gum and bubble gum interchangeably. When in fact, they really are two different things.
So in case you are interested in doing a bubble gum unit with your kiddos, I am sharing some free resources with you. You can click here to download it from TpT or here to download it from Google docs.
Check my blog again next week for pictures and more ideas for how to have fun with bubble gum! :)
Have a restful long weekend!