Authentic American Indian artifacts from around North America
Chase investigating a 19th century rattle from from animal hide and feathers!
It's unbelievable that a whole month of school has already flown by! We have been super busy in room 14 and have a lot to catch you up on from the past couple of weeks...
This past Tuesday, we welcomed Ms. Kelly Tolentino into the room as my student teacher for the Fall semester. Ms. Tolentino is in her final year at the University of Hawaii studying in the College of Education. She will be with us every Monday and Tuesday until December practicing her craft, leading lessons, and helping the children learn! We're so lucky!
In science, the kiddos presented their World of Wonder research on their phenomena. The presentations were so interesting - and I definitely learned a thing or two! Up next we'll be looking at ecosystems and how living things transfer energy.
In social studies, we began our Native American unit by looking at actual artifacts from tribes around North America (borrowed from the Honolulu Museum of Art) - some of which were at least a hundred years old! We're focusing on understanding how each group used the resources available to them in their daily lives, and making connections between geography with anthropology. The kids also received their first project assignment in which they'll be researching a tribe, creating a visual (poster, Google slides, iMovie), presenting their research, AND making a replica of an artifact from their tribe.
In math we're just finishing up module 1 and will be starting multiplication next
In ELA we're halfway through a critical analysis of The Sign of the Beaver and have been focusing on the paraphrasing strategy and providing text evidence in our reading responses.
And there's so much MORE to come! Please stay tuned to see how our projects turn out and view photos from our first field trip to Manoa Library.