Sunday, November 13, 2011

Science and S.S.

I have been so bad about updating my blog with things we have done in the classroom! Here's a recap of just a couple things from the past few weeks. In social studies we learned about map skills and located where we live on the map. I got this great activity from Lessonplansos - I think it turned out so cute!! The objective of the mini-unit was for kids to know where they live by being able to identify their neighborhood, city, state, country, continent, and planet. They also labeled their state, country, and continent on different maps.

In reading, we have been learning about reading nonfiction. We learned about schema and how its important to think about what you already know about a topic before reading. To add on to that, we learned about asking questions before reading to have a focus. Our question was, "why do leaves change color in the fall?" As we read we tried to answer the question (and add new information to our schema about leaves). Here are our answers/ what we learned!

Hope you all had a great weekend!! I can't believe it's almost Thanksgiving...and almost Christmas! Craziness!!! So much to teach, so little time! We had a 3 day week last week, we have a 3 day week this week, and we have a 3 day week next week. Yikes!


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