Monday, May 14, 2012

Bye-Bye Jungle

With only 7 days of school left it's time to say goodbye to all of the jungle fun we have been having. We've had so much fun with this unit but we have SO many end of the year projects to get finished during this last week.  I have to say that this has been one of my class' favorite units this year! My student teacher did a fantastic job of planning some fun and creative projects for them!  I wanted to share the last few moments of jungle fun....enjoy!
At our painting easel the kids chose what paper plate jungle animal they wanted to make.  Our elephants (adorable) are still works in progress!
Ms. W looked at a zoo map with the class. In their journals they wrote about what they would like to see at the zoo. Some of them drew their own maps. I love the word lists she created for the different tables! She used zoo stickers for the pictures!  During literacy centers they also wrote about what type of jungle creature they would like to be.

In one of the math centers Ms. W printed a jungle scene and put it in a plastic sleeve. The kids used stickies (with the stickie part left on) and dry erase markers to create their jungle number stories.

Well the butterflies have been released, our plants have been sent home and we've even had our end of the year program! I can't believe how fast this year has flown by. I'm looking forward to the last few days of fun with this amazing class!

I also wanted to take this opportunity to say a BIG thank you to Vanessa from Kinder Love for the lovely blog award!  However, you should really check out her blog! It is quite lovely!
                                                                     Mrs. M


  1. Love it! We just posted our zoo unit too.

    The Kindergarten Goonies

  2. Thank you so much for your comment! I love all the pictures on your blog and am your newest follower!

    Think, Wonder, & Teach

  3. thanks for the shout out :) I love those lions, if there was only more time in the school year :( I was wondering , how do you plan your units?

    1. Hello! I usually start slow and plan a few center activities, writing activities and add "theme" touches around the room (reading pointers, special paper, etc.) Some of my units tie into my reading series but not all. If my kids seem to be interested in the topic I just continue to add literacy/math thematic activities to my centers and writing activities. We'll also read about and investigate the topic a little further during the second and third week. My units usually last anywhere from 1-3 weeks. For my larger units I try to end the unit with some sort of larger project like a mural, puppet show or class book. Hope this helps! =)


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