Some of the lessons given last week included: color wheel, pronouns, rounding numbers to the tens place, warm and cool colors, 2-digit divisor racks and tubes, collaborative creative writing, different types of transportation used to transport agricultural products grown in CA, math facts, lowercase cursive, subject and predicate, US imports and exports, complete sentences, writing thank you notes, and simple sentences.
Flag projects were quite popular. Several children made maps of Africa and other continents and drew the flag for each country, instead of writing the name of the country. This work morphed into everyone making and decorating their own flags with paper, colored pencils, and straws. And then this work morphed into independent work on how to attach the flags to a base and how to create a pulley to raise and lower their flags. There was a lot of collaborative work and discussion as the children problem solved!
Our weekly writing prompt was – If you had $100 and could only buy things that start with the first letter of your name, what would you buy? The children came up with many interesting responses. What would you buy?