But, alas, it was yesterday. Monday. Messing up all of my grandiose science plans for the week. Oh, well. Thankfully everything was prepped and ready to go, so I just
Here's what we did. It was nothing earthy-shatteringly amazing, and we are only spending that one hour on it.
First, we read this little Scholastic reader. It's quick, simple, to the point, and perfectly age appropriate. One of my teammates has always loaned me hers in the past, but I figured it was about time I acquired my own copy so that I don't have to worry about needing the book at the same time she needs the book. I got it used on amazon for about $3. Not too shabby.
Then, we watched a quick little video about Columbus on brainpopjr.com. Do you know about brainpopjr? Man I wish I had an actual subscription! Someday.... But in the meantime, I make due with the free videos of the week. And they always have this one up an running for Columbus Day. It's great. Go watch it for proof. It talks about the good and bad regarding Columbus/explorers in a really kid friendly way. And it's available all week!
Finally, we made this little sailboat craft that I have had since I first started teaching. I think I got it out of an old Mailbox magazine. You know the ones that have reproducibles for each month? Pretty sure it came out of that. But I love it for being simple, fun, and something my kids can take home that day (after Johnny Appleseed, there is no room left on our walls for anything more).
|Pink and purple. I'm sure Columbus would have loved it. :)|
Oh, and for those
|Look how hard they're working!|
Moving on to our bear study. Have I mentioned that I love teaching about bears? Hooray for animal adaptations!
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