Warning! I am about to do a little bragging on my little guys. We have been working hard on our How To unit. And I must say that my little first graders did a bang up job on this!! So proud of them and what they learned.
We first started with books- how to books of different kinds. Like knowing how to swim or ride a bike or how to fish. That led to a discussion about the things we saw that were in each kind of how to book. So we made an anchor chart about what we noticed that was needed to be successful.
We also came up with a class list of ideas that might make a great how to book. I tried to help them think about the small idea- how to hammer a nail rather than a big idea like building a house!
Before we started creating our how to books, we practiced sequencing with a How To Make a Peanut Butter Sandwich. It sounded really funny when we had the steps out of order!
After the students made a plan for their own how to book and edited their work, they were ready to make tackle creating their masterpiece! Here are some of the pages from one girl's How To book:
Evidently I have at least one first grade girl that is interested in make-up already! :)
Don't you love how she drew the "lip balm" on her lips? That is exactly what I would imagine that it would look like when a first grade girl puts on lipstick. Love that!!
Notice the puffy sleeves on her princess dress. She had a hard time figuring out how to draw them like she wanted them to look. And her girl looks to be wearing LOTS of beautiful make-up!
One sweet boy decided he would teach how to kick a football.