Now that Spring is here and Easter is around the corner, my class is learning about birds. Birds is kind of a radom subject. But I chose this because kids are so excited about Angry Birds these days. This is my way of meeting the students where they are at. This webquest is designed for students as a challenge activity for students who have mastered certain areas of the general curriculum. I have used webquests in the past, in place of a Math lesson (for 2-3 students who mastered that math skill presented in the lesson). So, the rest of the class is learning the Math lesson and the small group of students are researching thier “birds” in the library and/or online using the attached webquest form.
It is Rodeo time, here in Houston, Texas! During the end of February and beginning of March is when I like to teach about “the lone star state”. By this time of the school year, most students are writing great sentences with their sight words. The book below is a free print out where students can color the pictures and write about what they learned. I like to get lots of books to teach students about each Texas symbol and its meaning. Then, I let students reflect and write! These are the symbols in the book: Texas, mockingbird, pecan tree, Texas flag, United States map, bluebonnet, NASA.