So since I will be surrounded by kids from 7:30-1:30 (because I don't have duty free lunch and no specials until the afternoon), I have been racking my tired brain trying to think of some fun activities for my kiddos to do for our Government unit. This week we are learning about U.S. Symbols and here's what I thought. I'm really trying this year to implement more of a project approach to Science/S.S. And of course, my better idea always come last minute - That's how it always is, right? :)
I am going to put my kiddos in groups of either 2 or 3 (I haven't quite decided whether they will work better with just one partner, or 2). I'm going to give each group an American Symbol, a laptop, and some books/resources printed from the internet on the symbol they are given. Their task is going to be to make a poster for their Symbol and teach us what it is, what it stands for, and other important facts about it. They'll have to draw a picture, label, etc. Then they will be able to present. I'm thinking this will probably take them about 2 days.
Symbol I'm thinking about:
-Statue of Liberty
-The Declaration of Independence
-The Star Spangled Banner
I guess I better get moving on this so it's all ready for tomorrow. If I decide to do it and put something together, I'll be sure to post for y'all. I love this place for somewhere to get my ideas about :). Now, I just need somebody to tell me that it's super great and that it will work out EXACTLY how I want it to.. :) LOL
Hope you have a fabulous (not as long and tiring as mine will be) Thursday!