### Telling Temperature, Prepositions, and V-Day

I have to admit that this week hasn't been filled with my favorite standards to cover.  We worked on reading temperatures and prepositions.  Seriously, blah.

So, I tried to put a little "oomph" into the lessons...

We made these flap-books as our introduction to temperature.  So simple- just fold a piece of manila paper in half, hot-dog style, fold in half again, fold in half again!  Then, cut your 3 lines.  Glue the 4 thermometers onto the front of the flaps and discuss cold, cool, warm, and hot!  We came up with the 4 temperatures as a class.  After, the kids wrote and drew about each temperature (what it feels like, what you wear, what you can do, etc.)

A few days later, the students made their own little "make-shift" books to show what they had learned about temperature.  My only directions were that they had to choose 5 different thermometers to use, as well as write 2 sentences on each page:  "The temperature is ___.  It feels like______"

They made their cover pages, and took care of all the details and decorating!

Now, onto prepositions...

I wanted to incorporate prepositions into my Valentine's decor, so we made a Preposition Chain!

I gave the students 5 sentences that they cut apart/glued together in order.  Then, they colored the preposition.

(This student self-corrected his error on "is" before I had to tell him!)

After I checked/graded their sentences, they stapled their 5 links onto our chain.

Rachelle said...

YAY!! We're making those monster bags too!!! :)

laughinbrunette (Jennifer) said...

Love the monster bags!!
Jennifer

Ashley said...

Hey Amy! When I click on the "click here" link to get the preposition activities, it is taking me to The Teacher Wife! :)

amy.lemons said...

Ashley... I think I just fixed it, sorry!

Courtney Bartlett said...

I'm making those bags tomorrow too. They are super cute! We just did your contraction caterpillars yesterday and my kiddos loved it.

Your blog caught my eye when I was visiting Teacher bits and Bobs & I love all the cute things you are sharing!

Hope you take a visit my way...

Michelle

The 3AM Teacher

Kelley Cirrito said...

The bags are very cute! I can't wait for Valentine's Day! It is one of my favorites!

Lisa at Stories From Second said...

I really just need to decide what our Valentine's Day holders will be! Loving the monster bags!
Lisa
Stories From Second

Hillary said...

Love the monster bags!!! Cute idea

tallmorleys said...

I'm a former Kindergarten teacher who's homeschooling my 2nd grader this year and I just want to say thank you for all of your wonderful ideas. Your activities and printables have cut my planning time quite a bit (I was making a lot of my own). This preposition activity is just what we needed. Thanks!

Jennifer said...

Love the monster bags!! They are too cute!

Jennifer

Amy said...

I love these ideas. I also found it hard to jazz up the thermometer lesson, but keeping it simple it effective. Love it.

Amy

Mrs. Lirette said...

Cute activities! I wish I had thought to do a flipbook when I taught temperature last week. {It isn't my favorite topic either...} Thank your for the preposition freebies!

Have a great week,
Mary
Mrs. Lirette's Learning Detectives

Lyndsey (a year of many firsts) said...

Love those monster bags! TOO CUTE! Also, it definitely looks like you were able to put some "oomph" in your prep and temp lessons. How fun!

Thanks for sharing!

Lyndsey
ayearofmanyfirsts.blogspot.com

Mrs. Secrist said...

Amy,

Do you have the template for the thermometers? Or do you remember where you found it? Thanks!

katyesecrist@gmail.com

Jessica Teich said...

I have to tell you how much I love your blog. You have given me so many great ideas for the classroom I am student teaching in! Thank you!!!

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