Showing posts with label Famous Americans. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Famous Americans. Show all posts

Sunday, February 23, 2014

Famous Americans and Visual Plans (Feb. 24-28)

It's Sunday so it's time for visual plans. Last week was a whirlwind with our late Valentine's celebration, Famous Americans parade and wax museum, and the first week back after 3 snow days.

Every year in 2nd grade, my team has our students research a famous American from history. This has been a project that has been going on for years and we have kind of tweaked it over the last few years. I was extremely impressed with my students' costumes this year.

 Here you have Walt Disney (with the Mustache), Muhammad Ali, Sacagawea, and Babe Ruth.
 Orville Wright, Dr. Virginia Apgar, Sacagawea, and Rosa Parks
Betsy Ross, Jackie Robinson, Lucille Ball, and John Wayne

We always do a parade for the rest of the school so everyone can see. I teach at a small primary school (only Pre-K- 2nd grade) so my students are the oldest ones in the school. It is great to show the upcoming students what to expect when they are in 2nd grade.

At home, the students have to do a report on their chosen Famous American. We kinda changed the format this year so it would be easier to incorporate with the Wax Museum. During the Wax Museum, students have to present several facts about their person to parents and other classes. We put red circles on each students' desk and they come to life when the circle is pressed.

Click on the images to download the pages.

 This is the rubric that I use to grade the project.

If you are looking for a more comprehensive unit, Amanda's unit looks fabulous.

Now onto the visual plans. 

This week, our reading series is teaching Fact and Opinion again. So I'm throwing in some other skills that we haven't hit much this year.

 There are quite a few freebies in this file so be sure to download the file to grab them. And leave me a comment if you do.

We are also working on our Abraham Lincoln research project. Last week was so crazy that we didn't get started.

I'm linking up with Mrs. Wills to share my plans. Go check out her linky.

Have a great week!

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Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Thank You + Famous Americans

Thank you all for the sweet comments yesterday. They definitely brightened my day.  Today was much better than yesterday. I had my post conference for my observations (finally finished!) and we had an awesome Mardi Gras lunch from our Kindergarten team. It's always nice not to have to make lunch.

I also want to say thank you to Katrina Webb and Emily from Second Grade Silliness for donating to my Donor's Choose project! You are awesome ladies! Thanks so much!

We are having a Famous American parade on Thursday at school along with a wax museum for our Kindergarten and 1st grade classes. The kiddos dress up as their Famous American and then share some facts with the visiting classes. This is our first year for the wax museum portion of the day. Has anyone else done a wax museum? Any tips for my team?

I had to go to Target tonight to get a bandana for my costume. I'm so dangerous at Target but it always puts me in a good mood.

I'll be grading my kids using a rubric that I created. Feel free to download and use for yourself.