This week, in Social Studies, my first graders are learning all about communities. To get them to think about what's in their community, I created this web for them to jot down their thoughts. Then, they rewrote the information in paragraph form. It's amazing how many children are not aware of the names of stores and places they visit in their community. They know they go there, but they don't pay attention to the names or their parents don't tell them.
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Here are some examples. I included lined paper in the download, but my students used storybook paper.
Please note that this writing activity has been updated since I took these pictures!
These students did not finish their paragraph yet, but I thought they did a good job on the web.
Vicky lives near me, so notice what she wrote in her web! She actually asked me if it would be okay for her to write that! How cute!
For a REALLY cute and creative communities project that would be a nice addition to this writing activity, check out Mrs. T's First Grade blog:
My students are also continuing to learn about plants and flowers. At this station, they are making paper flowers and writing a fact on each petal.
They are also enjoying an activity from Centers in a Bag. Here, they are sorting nouns, verbs, and adjectives and recording some of them on the recording sheet.
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