Something else we worked hard on for the last two weeks are American Folk Heros. We traced the pictures out really large, colored them, laminated them, and put on chart paper with a little tape (to be saved for next year). Each day we learned about a new hero and we made a chart with the things that we learned. The kids used them for writing activities that we did throughout the week and their final test came from ideas on the charts as well. We were really proud of the final outcome. They look great hanging in the classroom.
Gearing up for Continents and Oceans next week. For the past few years I have had students color and cut out the continents after they learn about them. I give them a blue poster board or bulletin board paper and let them try to put them all where they go. Then they get labels and have to put them on correctly, including the oceans. They love doing this activity and I can't wait to do it again this week. On Friday I make it a competition and we see who can do it the fastest! Will post pics to show you how it goes. Do you have a unique way that you teach continents and oceans? I'd love to hear about it if you do!