This year I decided to do it a little different. Our first unit of the year in science "Daily and Seasonal Changes", and part of that has us learning the names of the seasons, months, and ideally which months are in each season (fingers crossed).
So I made four charts, one for each season, and on each month displayed their birthdays as well! This way they may at least learn the Season their own birthday is in.
We had a long talk and watched a video about Terry Fox in class on Wednesday. I talked about what might happen if we all brought in a dollar? We also talked about how he ran his Marathon of hope so Cancer can be cured and we wouldn't get it too.
So when it came time to put on our stickers who we were running for, a few decided they were going to run for themselves too, so they don'y get cancer. A few chose to run for Terry, and a couple chose a variety of family members.
I'm trying something a little different this year, I am starting the year off by teaching basic art principals. Last weeks lesson featured what are the 3 Primary colours. I will be keeping all lessons from this unit in a folder and then staple together when we are done.
I got our first concept lesson and printable from Kinderart. We traced our hands, and coloured them and the background in each of the 3 primary colours. Next week we will be doing a lesson on Secondary colours. Stay tuned.
I made these simple labels and used packing tape to ensure longevity so that there would be no long term confusion over which box to return their folder. There will be a few more boxes as our year progresses, so I have to keep up the different colours!
I decided this year that I would keep everything we do leading up to the 100th day of school in one spot so that we can easily review what we've learned each ten days.