This week, we are wrapping up our history class by giving them an opportunity to break into groups and create a visual representation of a certain time period. They were so excited to sprawl out and work together on the floor! Through this activity, the students were motivated, on their own, to open up their binders and flip back through each lesson. They pulled out pictures they had colored, worksheets they remembered completing, and unit reviews that they could use as they worked. I absolutely loved this project, not for the finished project, but for the enthusiastic, self-motivated review from its creation!
The Guinea Group finished up The One and Only Ivan today. We discussed that this was a work of fiction, but based on the true story of Ivan the gorilla. Tomorrow, they will be visiting the Atlanta Zoo website to learn about the real Ivan, his history, and his life at the Atlanta Zoo.
The Chicken Group has completed their phonics lessons! They have really come a long with the fluency of their reading and the accuracy of their spelling. As the year progressed, we phased out of marking vowels and special sounds. They were able to apply the special sounds to difficult words quickly, as they read. I am very proud of them for their hard work this year!
The class recorded the audio to their very last poetry recitation project. They each illustrated their portion of the poem, and I will have them compiled into the last poetry video of the year!
Our monarch caterpillars have formed their cocoons and are getting ready for their great transformation! We are very excited to see them spread their wings!
Thursday will be our last day here, and I honestly cannot believe it. This year has flown by! Time truly flies when you're having fun, and teaching this group has been an absolute