Wednesday, October 9, 2013
Weather Weather Everywhere!
The first input we did was about the sun.
I drew that picture on the poster paper while the kids were watching. This helps them stay engaged and focused on what I'm saying and doing because they want to know what I'm doing. I went through the whole thing in one day (chunked it into two 30 minute parts). The next day, I went through the poster again and explained the whole poster again, showing them a real life picture for every major vocabulary word. I then had the vocabulary word written on a sentence strip in red and called on non-volunteers (popsicle sticks) to match the sentence strip word to the word on the poster. OH, and including as much TPR as possible into the explanation is CRUCIAL.
Next, we did clouds.
The same strategies were used for this poster.
Today, we finished up the water cycle.
Oh boy, we have learned a lot! Tomorrow, we move on to WIND!