Sunday, March 20, 2011

US Government

In Social Studies, we have been learning about the branches of government.  As a visualizing lesson the students created "The Branches of Government."

This was a large classroom display.

The students created their own "branches" of government.

 After learning about the role of the President.  Students created their own "Vote for Me" projects.

Thursday, March 17, 2011

The Hole in the Dike and Courage Project #1

We started a new unit in the Imagine It! Series called Courage.  Students have been learning about what it means to show courage and how sometimes we might not be brave but are courageous when with friends.  This week we read a story called, "The Hole in the Dike."  Students sequenced the events from the story using vocabulary words and creating a "scene" from the story in Holland.

We have also been working on our Concept and Question board.  Our first project was to search the media (newspapers, magazines or the internet) to find an example of courage and reflect about it.

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss!

We have spent the last two days (and one more tomorrow) reading and writing with Dr. Seuss.  Today we had a "Read-A-Thon" with the students reading Dr. Seuss books.  Then they created a birthday cake complete with an invitation to Dr. Seuss' birthday party.  These turned out sooo cute!

Preparing for tomorrows Hot Air Balloons - Oh the Places You'll Go!

 Wouldn't be complete without a Cat's Hat Snack!

You can grab your own cake patterns at my Teacher's Notebook Store!

Bad Case of Stripes

This week we did a mini literature study of Bad Case of Stripes.  Then we created our own "Bad case of..." and how to cure it.  These turned out so good!  The kids were very creative in their responses.  Thank you to the Mrs. Perry at Primary Perspective for this wonderful idea to use in the classroom!