Last week for a Life Science lesson we learned about another culture. We learned about the Inuit culture and read a book called "Making your own Inuksuk." After we read the book we went outside to collect rocks to build our own and also to build one for the class outside. We learned that the Inuksuk symbolize friendship and family among many other things.
This summer I bought an old time game called "Skittle Bowling". The game can be played by the entire class and includes math and OT. After the students knock down the pins they add their score the same way bowling is scored. The students then have to reset the pins in the correct location. The game has been a great addition to the classroom because every student (and teacher) can play.
It is great to be back after a nice relaxing summer! I am excited about this year and want to continue with the nice momentum we finished with last year. I want to welcome Mrs. Isenhart to the classroom as she is going to be working with is two periods a day to assist delivering Math and Reading lessons. I want to continue inviting people from the community into our classroom introduce themselves and teach us about the community we live in. "Mitri's Market" will be used to its fullest potential to teach about budgeting, shopping, nutrition, and following a recipe. We will do several science experiments that teach us about working cooperatively with each other, making predictions, and following directions. Finally, I will absolutely be reading classic novels. The novels encourage students to think and dream. They are full of heroes and villains, suspense and humor, adventure and wonder, and new ideas. I will be reading and recording them to post on this website beginning next week!