Wednesday, February 22, 2012

February Favorites. . .

So this month we've been doing lots of research, expository writing, and special projects. 
Right now we're really working on American history/symbols, but here's a look at one of my favorite projects from February.

For African American history we studied the lives of 5 influential citizens from the past/present who have impacted our society.  We studied Rosa Parks, Alfred Cralle (inventor of ice cream scoop), Garrett Morgan (inventor of the traffic light and firefighter hood), Maya Angelou, and Dr. Mae Jemison (African American female astronaut).  After learning about each individual, we completed a shared writing piece and an art project to help the students connect a {craftivity} to the information that they learned. 

space ships in honor of Dr. Jemison. . .

a traffic light quilt in honor of Garrett Morgan. . .

Our shared writing about Rosa Parks. . .

ice cream cones in honor of Alfred Cralle. . . 

If you're looking for a great resource for African American history check out these resources. . .

April from Chalk Talk has a great mini-unit here.

Mrs. Tabb also has a wonderful unit {Let's Celebrate Black History}.  You can find it here.

I am actually working on a new unit. . .I thought I'd never be able to say that again for a while!  I'm not even going to specify when it will be complete.  I think it's best to say that I'll work on it as much as possible and let you know when it's ready to go.  We are completing many of these activities this week and next week so it will have lots on photos and examples.


  1. wow...I think this is the best collection of stuff to do! thanks for posting! Totally pinning it for next year :)
    The Teachers’ Cauldron

  2. Your space ships are too cute!

    A Cupcake for the Teacher

  3. Wow, you all have been busy! Love seeing the shared writing.
    Conversations in Literacy

  4. Cute Space ships! Your "quilt" looks great!

  5. Anything made with scrapbook paper is adorable! I need to remember to send a note home to parents asking for any scraps they have! :)


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