Monday, September 29, 2014

Leaf Man

Kindergarten students enjoyed one of my favorite stories, I know I say that about a lot of books, Leaf Man by Lois Ehlert.  It is such a fun story to share this time of year! 

We then ventured outside to collect some leaves for our own Leaf Man project that will continue on next week. 

Friday, September 19, 2014

Who Knew Primary Sources Were So Much Fun?!

Today 5th and 6th analyzed some primary source documents, some over 100 years old!

We started with an introduction by the History Geeks and discussed some examples of primary sources and secondary sources.

ECOT History Geeks - Primary and Secondary Sources from ECOT News on Vimeo.

Then using some authentic documents (real documents passed down from my husband's family!) and some prompts from the Smithsonian, students worked in groups to observe and and analyze these documents.

The students were enthusiastic and utilizing many skills as they examined these documents as well as made some meaningful connections to their social studies class.