2. Black History Month
Ona Judge, a slave who escaped George Washington, was on my BHM list, and none of the children had heard of her. Therefore, I shared her story. If you're interested:
Logic Puzzles - I introduced logic puzzles to Friday's class. Logic puzzles are fun and challenging once you master the tricks and techniques. (higher level thinking skills, reading comprehension, and logic skills). Use the links below to print logic puzzles.
Black History Month Research - Each class brainstormed a list of topics of personal interest: art, football, music, politics, history, soccer, etc. Students selected a topic and researched an African American related to their topic. Some students found a person of color from a different country, and those discoveries were celebrated. The catch, "You must select someone whom you never heard." After discovering a person, students presented his/her person to the class giving at least three interesting facts. Ask your child who he/she chose. (advanced research skills, creativity skills).
Web Site Research - Student partners worked together to gather information for their upcoming web sites. In the upcoming weeks, I'll introduce web design using Weebly. (advanced research skills, communication skills).