Hello! I'm linking up with Tara at 4th Grade Frolics for her January Monday Made It! I've been reading them for a while and was never able to participate, so I'm happy to be able to contribute! The first thing you need to know about me is that I love to cook! It relaxes me, and I look forward to it as I drive home from school. Therefore, my first Made It is not for the classroom, rather, it's a recipe from Food Network and it is fabulous and super easy. Apple dumplings by Trisha Yearwood are great for breakfast or dessert. My husband and I devoured them- they will not last long!
Next up is my first unit for TPT, which I'm really excited about! My first graders were reading about gold, so I made a unit building background about the mineral, the color, rhyming words, same and different, and lots of other fun and important first grade skills. I also adapted "The Golden Goose" by The Brothers Grimm to work for various proficiency levels, and created some literacy activities to go along for my older students as well. You can find it here at my TPT store.
Today during my Gold Unit we watched a youtube video (Silver and Gold- Burl Ives) and then compared silver and gold using glitter glue! (I forgot to take a picture.) We had used realia earlier in the week, but I took off my jewelry so the kids could see the difference between gold and silver jewelry and glitter glue. They were great at coming up with places to find gold and silver. Tomorrow we will read a non-fiction book about gold and then learn some prepositions- In and Under. I'll be using this activity from my unit.
That's it for tonight- go and check out what's happening this month at
Thanks for reading!