1/7/13 we colored our KS Bingo card today and discussed the symbols. This class had already done the symbols in their classroom so it was a reminder/review. I noticed some of them needed that! However I struggled with keeping them focused. I told them there were 8 symbols and midway through I had them think how many were left/raise hand to try and keep them focused and them I tried to make some of them into a review guessing game. "What do you think the KS state reptile is?" That helped some as well except for shouting out! Ha ha.
1/8/14- 1A- This one went great. I started the lesson with a picture of a wordless stop sign and asked them what it was/what it stood for and we discussed symbols. I told them KS had 8 symbols that represented the state and I was going to give them clues to figure out what each one was. I read them poem and told them to listen closely because this one would also give us clues to the symbols. It went well!
1-10-14; Kansas Symbols;
Students liked the video-clip and a lot of them could name the symbols before it was shown. They were excited to color their bingo card; this class does get a little restless. I read the first chapter of "Wagon Wheel" about a pioneer family and the dugout they lived in.
Mary, what video clip did you use?
1/14/13-1H-Did great at the review game (what is the KS state____?) However, they struggled with bingo, not the concept, just with staying focused/quiet while we played. I tried different challenges to keep it exciting but still were loud and not paying attention. (This time we have to see who can get a diagonal bingo, horizontal, vertical, etc.) We laid our heads down the last 3 minutes with no mystery person at the end.
1/15/14-1A-They were on top of it! Great listeners and liked the "challenges" of "we are looking for a diagonal, vertical, or horizontal bingo". I started the lesson with reading One Kansas Farmer
1-16-14; Kansas Read; Kansas Symbols/Bingo.
We review the symbols of Kansas on the carpet, then were sent to the tables. The first class was pretty wound to begin with; they wouldn't get quiet when asked to; (then I had a coughing attack! Thank goodness a para walked by to help;) There was also a fire-drill in the middle of the first class, which didn't help the situation either. The second class were more attentive and knew the symbols pretty well. They both knew how to play bingo, but when told which way the bingo needed to go, some of them seemed to get confused. Such as straight up and down vs. diagonal.
1/21/14-1H Today we talked about the "old" pictures and the family animals. Kids did a pretty good job with picking out details from the picture and filling out their sheet.
1/22/14-1A- Today we talked about the family animals. The class did a great job discussing what they saw in the picture and things that looked old. Everyone did a wonderful job filling in their paper and the volunteers read the paper out loud to check our answers. It went good.
1/28/14-1H- Today I did the 4 main crops with 1st grade. They did pretty good with the information and then with sequencing them. Went well.
1-29-14-1A- Did pretty good. Many of them, those not focused, didn't get finished and had to take the pieces with them.
1-30-14; Kansas Crops; We talked about the sunflower and soybean. (They felt the inside of the "sunflower pens" even though they weren't real, it gave them a general idea. They got a little confused when putting the things in order on the worksheet; from planting to seed to the actual crop. We did a web on the board of the different foods that come from wheat, etc.
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