Welcome to one of my favorite months of the year! I could tell that the students took advantage of the extra hour by coming in more refreshed. I took advantage of it by reviewing the science content.
Just a reminder but the unit test is on Tuesday, the 17th. I will keep reviewing the content in class but the students still have the responsibility to study and learn the material.
We then reviewed the vocabulary content for the entire unit.
The main activity for today was to make a mini-poster by first choosing one of the three main types of rocks (igneous, sedimentary, metamorphic). They then made a mini-poster on a single 8 1/2" x 11" sheet of colored paper with as much detail and neatness as possible. Below is what they saw on the screen:
Before moving on to social studies, we did a brief mini-lesson on grammar by going over antonyms.
After the above introduction, I had them brainstorm as many antonyms as possible (without using the examples just given) within a three minute period.
Lastly, we did social studies. I passed out a series of maps (Earth, North America, United States, North Carolina, Mecklenburg County). The purpose was to first understand the meaning of continents, countries, states, and counties. It also narrowed down where we live to give them a perspective. Today's activity was to simply label each. Tomorrow they will color in each respective place.