February 2022

It's already February! It's Black History Month - a friend of mine has recommended some fabulous children's books and art activities to do so stay tuned! We will be talking about Groundhog Day and, of course Valentine's Day, coming up this month also. 

January 31-February 4, 2022
With Groundhog Day just around the corner, we will be reading several books and discussing shadows. I have small flash lights for students to try shadow play and we also took an old overhead projector to use.

In religion, we will be making a Trinity Snowman. We are going to learn how to properly make the Sign of the Cross and discuss who God the Father, Son and Holy Spirit are.
You can find this activity (and lots more!) in my January Religion pack on TpT.

Usually, at the end of the day, we gather back on the carpet to play games. 
Here are a few of the games we will be playing this week:

Our focus at our school is coding (the Teacher-Librarian also works with the students once a week on coding) so this game is perfect to practise!
Place the snowflake on START, follow the code to get a new letter and solve the mystery word!

Match the picture to the alphabet code on the bottom to spell out a winter word!

In math we will be focusing on Decomposing Numbers.  I'll be doing a post just on this soon and I'll add the FREE weekly lesson plan so stay tuned!
This game is simple and fun - grab 5 or 10 rings (there are a bunch of heart rings out at the Dollar store now!).  Place some on your fingers. How many rings are there? This is an easy way to show how we can decompose 5.
We made these number bracelets for students to slide the beads and show the number in different ways. There are various recording sheets to show their thinking.
Let's go bowling! Roll and record your findings.
These mats are a great introduction to number bonds which is a huge focus in grades 1-2.
I like to choose a number and use loose parts to show how it can be decomposed.
Dominoes are one of my favourite teaching tools in math! They are so versatile!
We will be choosing a domino, counting the dots on both sides and placing it accordingly on the mat.
I included extra large dominoes in this pack and project this on my interactive whiteboard to demonstrate during whole group learning time.

You can find all of these activities, and SO MUCH MORE! in my 

You can download my weekly plans for FREE by clicking the picture below.

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