Spring Break is Over & I’m Getting Crabby.

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Y’all I went to paradise and came back to reality this past week.  My whole family went to Turks and Caicos and it might be one of the most beautiful places I’ve ever been.  82, sunny, nicest people ever, laying in a pool, eating yummy food! I mean look at this beach.  
Here are my two sweet boys with our captain after a boat trip.
And then I came back to 35 degrees and now I’m  getting crabby! 
Thank goodness it’s starting to warm up here, but I decided I needed some more ocean in my life, so one of my groups is working on reading, A House for Hermit Crab and nonfiction Hermit Crab books.  
Here are some of our activities so far.  
First we looked at the cover and talked about predictions. 
 Students predicted how Hermit Crab would decorate his shell. 
 After our second reading, we discussed sequencing.  The kiddos read the sequencing card they were given and we worked together to put the cards in order.
 To differentiate, student were then put in groups based on ability to complete a sequencing activity on their own.  
 We also read a nonfiction book about Hermit Crabs. I have two different levels of the book for differentiation. Students learned some simple facts about the Hermit Crab. 
 They were then asked to use the info they learned, and their book, as a resource to write 3 facts about Hermit Crabs and illustrate their fact.  
 One of my groups also had some fun playing a crabby card game.  They absolutely love these small group games that practice phonics.  
I just posted this unit yesterday.  If you need some beachy fun in your life you can click below. 
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Michelle Oakes

Michelle Oakes

Wife, mom of 2 boys and a bulldog, reading specialist, Target frequenting lover of fashion, home decorating, Cincinnati girl.

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