You know what I see here? ENGAGED students. Students who were super into learning about their assigned region, who felt super accountable for presenting their new knowledge. I love when I look around and see students so focused and working so cohesively. The best Friday present for me 💜#setthestagetoengage#engagement
We are building a rock community. We have started to design vehicles, essential buildings and a map to integrate both social studies and science. (Communities, mapping, simple machines, structures and materials). These rocks have become a mayor, priest, teacher, doctor etc. Once complete we will integrate coding the rocks through the community to get to various destinations. #grade1#grade2#community#socialstudies#science#crosscurricular
For my Children’s Literature course, we had to create a literature extension activity and complete an example of it. After reading the book, The QuiltMakers Gift, my students would design their own postcard quilts (using geometry) to give to someone they love! The quilts would be on display in the class, as in the second photo, for a little while before sending them off! I would also have an opportunity for students to bring in quilts for show and tell 📚💌 #childrensbooks#literature#extensionactivity#thequiltmakersgift#crosscurricular#teachersofinstagram#teacherintraining#reading#bookstagram
Postcard template from: @teacherspayteachers
Pumpkin Globes 🌎Several years ago (before I was a reading specialist), my class of third graders made pumpkin globes as part of our geography unit. It was awesome, especially since they didn’t have an art teacher/art class. ⠀
First, they painted their pumpkin blue and then lightly sketched the equator, prime meridian, and continents. This was super challenging for many as we focused on scale, proportion, and placement to try and make the globe as accurate as possible. (I differentiated this task by having continents cut out to trace and thankfully we had many parent volunteers helping.) Then they painted the continents and once dry, labeled the continents and oceans. While we waited for parts of our globe to dry, we tackled some reading, writing, and stem. It was a full day of cross-curricular themed learning and we all had a blast.
Curious, does your family paint or carve pumpkins?
Over the summer, our incoming fourth graders did research on an endangered species for Mrs. Price. Their first project in Innovation this year was to take that research and compile an Adobe Spark presentation to share with their peers. THEN, Mrs. Collins had them create stamps featuring their animal like @wwf does! #crosscurricular#artsintegration#endangeredspecies
Fall art is my absolute favourite. Ss traced cutouts of leaves and then drew the veins inside. Each section will be filled with a pattern using shapes or lines. Crossing in some math with the concept of patterns as we are beginning to switch our math thinking from NS&N to patterning! Can’t wait to see these finished products!! #fallart#crosscurricular#mathandart#iteachtoo#iteachfourth#iteachfifth 🍁🍂🍃
Today was supposed to be our fall field trip to a local orchard/pumpkin patch. Due to the unexpected amount of rainfall from hurricane Michael, the orchard was one big mud pit and our trip was rescheduled. So, we decided to make our own fun. Additionally, our county was 2 hours late this morning but we still had a day full of hands-on learning. We began by discussing the pumpkin life-cycle and reading “The Pumpkin Book” by Gail Gibbons. Then, students examined our class pumpkin one group at a time and we made a list of adjectives that described how it looked,felt and smelled (this one got some funny responses). Next, we made a hypothesis about how tall the pumpkin was, how many seeds it had and if it would sink or float. We measured our pumpkin with unifix cubes and found that it was approximately 16 cubes tall. Then, students were divided into groups and they were each given some pumpkin “guts”. They worked with their team to separate out the seeds and make groups of 10. Afterwards, we went around and counted all of the seeds by 10’s (which was a report card objective for this 9 weeks). Finally, we figured out if it would sink of float (this led to a great discussion). I wanted to incorporate sequential writing at some point but we didn’t have enough time...maybe next week. The kids really enjoyed the tasks and I was so lucky to have @kimberlybutler4 and @bmillz_11 helping out!! Thank you ladies for all that you do!😘
The students are out Monday (we have parent-teacher conferences) and while I’m ready for a short break, I will honestly miss my little friends. I’m so thankful to have supportive, dedicated coworkers and incredible students. 🎃👩🏼🏫🍁
Science, P.E., Music, and Reading all combined today during our hygiene themed Music and Movement with Kindergarten and 1st grade. @centurapride @ruhl_ryan @alisonfeeney16 #centurapride#crosscurricular
Attention postcard exchange friends! This year I bought 2x2 Avery labels and they worked #perfectly on my postcards. We brainstormed ideas of what to include in our note at tables, wrote our letter as a class, and then I typed up the final paragraph. Students came up to write the introduction of our letter and to sign their name. It was SO much easier than having to write them all/having students write on them! The @avery label package I used is one of the final pictures if you’re interested!
The past two weeks have been all about pumpkins. Tomorrow, we are wrapping up with a pumpkin taste test 🎃. We will be trying all different types of food made from pumpkin flavoring and seeing who likes/dislikes each one. We are then going to answer some questions about our results