So I start today asking the students to write one thing they know about Christopher Columbus.
He has a hat.
He lives in a house.
He had a boat.
Seriously they had no clue.
Finally one little girl says, "I know that he came from Spain."
Hey it was a start. And so our day began. Actually it was nice not having them know too much because by the end of the day they could share lots of facts with me!
|Love Scholastic News. Their new "white board" ability makes it worth every penny.|
We started with the video they have. Then "explored" what is an explorer.
|Following that we used this mini book for our "read to self" during our literacy centers.|
|In our word work we practiced ABC order with Columbus words.|
|Ah ha...notice we knew nothing to start. Lots of book choices for "self selected reading".|
|During "listen to reading" we listened about Christopher Columbus.|
|And writing...we focused on Christopher Columbus was...wanted.|
|And here is our "nifty" craft. The ship sails around the world.|
|Best children's program yet for computer...BBC Columbus.|