Showing posts with label History. Show all posts
Showing posts with label History. Show all posts

Sunday, January 17, 2016

Veteran's Day Collaborative Project

Collaborative Joan Miro Inspired Mural

The students worked in small groups to create Miro inspired designs and then pieced them together to create a large display:

Joan Miro Inspired Projects

Each grade level study different aspects of Joan Miro's artwork and then created their own artwork inspired by him:

Kinder and First Grade Joan Miro Inspired Collaborative Murals

After studying artist Joan Miro, the students created collaborative murals based on the shapes and lines found in his work:

Sunday, April 27, 2014

Dallas Heritage Village Field Trip

Last Thursday we visited Dallas Heritage Village. The students were able to see how people lived in the past. They viewed an old school, hotel, house, bank, and a blacksmith. They visited gardens and observed animals such as chickens, sheep, and donkeys. It was rewarding to see how excited they were about history! Thank you to PTA for making this trip financially possible and to the parents who took a day from work to help us chaperone.

Monday, January 21, 2013

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

In Social Studies the students have been learning about Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. We read several books about his life and accomplishments as well as using PebbleGo as a source. The students recorded information on a Circle Map. They then chose five facts that they learned about his life and added it to a handprint graphic organizer.

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

One Giant Leap: A Story of Neil Armstrong

As a part of our study of day and night and space, we read "One Giant Leap: A Story of Neil Armstrong." After reading the biography, we watched the video of his actual landing on the moon through TeacherTube. The students were amazed to see this part of our country's history. The students then made connections to what they read and watched by writing if they would or would not want to go to the moon.

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Martin's Big Words

Today we began our study of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. We read Martin's Big Words to read about the history and important contributions of Dr. King's life. As we read the book we discussed good character and how we should treat one another. After reading about the events of his life, the students read, sorted, and ordered the key events into a timeline on a sentence strip.

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Texas: The Big Picture

Last week and this week we are studying the various ecosystems in the seven Texas regions. Along with their geographical features and weather, we are exploring and comparing the different animals that depend upon these regions. We are also reviewing the various Texas symbols. To learn more about the Texas regions and for more fun activities, you can visit the Texas Parks and Wildlife website. At the conclusion of our lessons last week, the first grade classes joined together to watch the short film Texas: The Big Picture. The video shows the various landforms from the seven regions as well as past and modern history and culture of Texas. The video can be seen in the IMAX theater of The Bob Bullock Museum in Austin. If you are going to be in the area, it is a great place to visit for the whole family.
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