Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Plans for CC Cycle 2 Week 5

Okay, I'm really trying to get better at blogging.  I've been consistent for three weeks which is an improvement.  However, yesterday I saw how many views my blog had, and decided I needed to get better at links- get better? how about just get?  I also need to figure out how to post onto my tabs.  My husband was able to get two tabs set up last night, but I can't do anything but comment.  I don't know if it's because I'm on my ipad, or if I'm just too new and haven't figured it out.  
So, I'll continue to add to the home page and see if I can get the rest learned soon.  Just thought the organization would be helpful.
Timeline: Good ol' song and hand motions.  
Science: Well, I discovered for this science grammar it fits to the song "Found a Peanut"
Found a peanut
How do animals
Found a peanut
re-act     to
Found a pea--- nut just now
environmental change
I just now
they adapt
found a peanut
and they migrate
found a peanut just now 
and they hi-i-ber-nate.
You can bring in a simple visual to give one example of how each of these take place.
History: I'll have the kids act this one out.  They'll have a blast being fleas and rats. I'll have one be Joan of Arc with a sword, and King Charles VII with a crown (just paper is fine), they will lead another student who holds a French flag to "defeat" a student who holds and English flag. I'll have a student represent fleas (might print a couple and put them on popsicle sticks), and one student as a rat (could print a mask).  Of course activities like these must be entered with caution.  Make sure your class can handle the activity without getting out of hand.  
Let's see if I can find a printable rat mask, and fleas...
not a mask, but you could put them on popsicle sticks
I wanted them to look scary-ish so the kids would really remember.
French Flag easy enough to make with construction paper
Englands flag 
You might want to print that one :)
Geography: European Cities
There's a great printable for this on CC conected.  I have a picture of it 
I'll see if I can find it.  This picture shows the ship, and you take your European map and mark the cities: London, Paris, Rome, Barcelona, and Orleans.  You can sing them to the tune of Yankee Doodle. I'll have to look this one up for you (and me).
Math: The students will each get to pick a style to sing for the 9's.  Like marching,  hopping on one foot... 
10's we will do hand claps to the song.  Two students standing face to face giving a high 10 for each number counted.
English: continue with the CHICKEN DANCE.  Oh Yeah!
Latin: use the poster to introduce the new endings
Again this is from CC connected, sorry it's so hard to search once I download things I don't want to search the connected site again.
Review Game: BANG!!! I hope this goes well.  My kids had fun with it when we tried it out over the summer.  Look at my older posts to find this one.


  1. I can not tell you how helpful your weekly plans have been to me! Thank you SO much for sharing your ideas. I just planned out the first 6 weeks of my tutoring which is the best feeling in the world! I love the geography idea for week 5. Brilliant!

    1. Well, I can't take credit fot the geography idea- but I am in total agreement. It's super cute. Thanks for such encouraging words! I hope that many people can use some of my plans to ease their planning. Lets all work less and play more!

  2. Where do you find the Bang! game? I searched CC online and couldn't find it.

  3. I found it all over pinterest under several different names and adaptations. I am not sure if it's on CC connected.