1/7/13. I did this lesson with one of the 2nd grades today. Some had a little trouble sitting still but they overall did pretty good. I did have a hard time with them taking some of it seriously. For example: I asked "do we wear clothes that look like these today?" and many would say ya or I do, etc. trying to get a laugh. Next time I may call individuals up to circle items that tell us it is an old picture.
1/8/13- I did this with the other 2nd grade today and it went better today. They seemed to really enjoy picking out things that let us know it was an "old" picture. Overall it was good!
1-9-14; Read Kansas; Historical Pictures;
Students liked seeing/talking about the older style clothes, and hairstyles in the pictures. They mentioned lots of games they played; (told them we may have to talk to Mrs. Harrison about a "game-board" day" in the library.)
1/14/13-2H-Did well with the crops. Almost all were able to get all 4 in order before we left.
1/15/14-2C-Did well with the information, didn't get finished as quick as the 1st group but overall did great!
1-16-14; Kansas Read; Historical Homes.
We went through the pictures and talked about each of the homes; I gave each table group a different picture of a house. Then I asked them questions about each one. We looked up on the internet the dimensions of a sod house, then took masking tape and had the kids help me measure. It gave them a general idea of the actual size one might have been. THe Internet said 14' x 16'.
1/21/14-2H We talked about each of the four homes and how we could tell they were historic or old. Kids did a great job of noticing details. We continued on talking about what they houses looked like/were made of. They worked at their seats to fill out the worksheet. It went pretty good.
1/22/14-2C- This class did a great job getting into the discussion of the house/historical pictures. They drug it out to include no electricity, bathroom, how they got water, etc. We had some nice "historic" conversations and they all seemed to be engaged.
1/28/14-2H- Today we read through the all the Kansas homes in detail and discussed them. I created a graph and had them chose a picture of the home they would like to live in, write their name below it, and glue it on. When finished they could begin cutting out their memory game and then play it. Most finished and got to play or begin playing. They mostly chose frame houses. Reading about them was a little long....I will paraphrase next time because I pulled some of the info. from the lesson plan inside.
1-29-14-2C- We read through all the homes and discussed. They chose the house they would like to live in, wrote their name, and put it on our graph. Frame home won out but some students chose other types which was nice to see. Many got finished cutting but didn't have a lot of time to play. They wrote initials on back of each piece to help from losing them.
1-29-14;Kansas Crops; We did the flip-chart and I pulled a book about the life-cycle of a sunflower. We also listed foods that could be made from wheat, corn, sunflowers, and soybeans.
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