Weekly Wrap-Up -> Jan. 21-25 ... Animals in winter and number fun

This week we stayed indoors ALL DAY!  So you can just imagine how my students (and I!) were feeling by Friday!  The weather was cold and icy outdoors, so we brought lots of fun materials indoors!

Exploring Animal Tracks
We started reading lots of books and learning about animals in winter.  I can't wait to show you how amazing our inquiry is turning out!  Will post about that once it's complete (students are working hard at researching and creating!).
This provocation invited students to use the plastic animals to stamp their footprints in the "snow" (white Plasticine).  I also printed these cards from Montessori for Everyone, where there are so many fabulous printables for free!

Slime and Ice
We continued to explore ice (how does ice melt?) and use ice cubes to build different structures (i.e. igloo).  Mrs. Petrone (RECE) also made slime with the students!

Draw a snowflake
Students were invited to follow the directions and draw a snowflake.  They used salt on top and watched it transform!

Exploring Weight
I like to include various math provocations each week and here students compared objects that were heavier and those that were lighter.  They sorted them out and drew their findings.

Light table small world play
We set up a "Winter Wonderland" small world play at the light table.

Build a Snowman - Pocket Chart Centre
This is our pocket chart activity this week.  Students read the predictable text and matched the object to the sentence.  They could also write the missing sight word on the worksheet (I keep those on clipboards hung up on the closet door behind the pocket chart stand).
You can find this in my All Year Long - Pocket Chart Fun pack on TpT.

Some of our Year 1 students are working on identifying numbers on the dot die instantaneously (subitizing).  We played Roll-a-Number to identify and graph the number.

Representing Numbers
We are learning that numbers can be represented in various ways (numeral, tally mark, dot dice, etc.).  After reviewing skip counting and playing games to identify and write tally marks, students were invited to sort these cards.
They are a FREE download in my TpT store.  Click the picture below to download.

Here are my weekly plans if you'd like to take a closer look:

You can download the Week-at-a-Glance PDF version{here}.  
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