This past Thursday was our Open House. It was really late in the year and it gave my class A LOT of time to show off all their learning!
Parents and students got to play with real circuits at the back table while admiring our the Ecosystem my class made in October… The fish is STILL ALIVE!
We did a lot with Social Studies this year because we integrated a lot of our reading and writing with it.
It was a great way for them to work with non-fiction text, interact with difficult vocabulary and go beyond just reading a text book. They read, they researched, they wrote and they got creative!
On their desks they had their Gold Rush projects. Students were able to make a Conestoga Wagon, Sutter’s Mill, Mining Tools or Sutter’s Mill.
They proudly hung their research reports on the back wall.
To learn about the Gold Rush we did a pictorial timeline of the most important events and details about the California Gold Rush. I read to them an excerpt, they summarized and then drew a picture of each event.