Today the students had a spelling test! Working on vocabulary words such as fruits, objects found around the house and at school, the students were given 10 words and one extra credit:
One group of students playing the memory game!
Extra Credit: scissors
After the spelling test, the students played a memory game with cards they made on Monday.
Continuing their comprehension of reading maps, the students worked with the Map of the World. They labeled the continents and oceans, labeled 10 different countries and put an “X” on the country where they are from. During the lesson, the students learned about Christopher Columbus and Columbus Day. Click here to learn more about Columbus Day!
Today, Suzanne turned the classroom into a life-size map! By labeling different parts of the classroom as building in cities, such as the library, the school, the grocery store and the fire station, using main streets in Lincoln, and including the chairs as blocks, the students practiced giving directions.
The class worked together as a group to practice giving directions. For the activity, one student pretended to be driving a car and Suzanne chose a location to drive to. It was the other students who needed to guide the student driving to the destination using vocabulary such as “drive north two blocks”, “turn right and go straight ahead three blocks”. To make the activity more challenging, Suzanne created “construction zones” and “dead ends” to make the students use another path to get to the destination.
Once the student driving arrived, the students giving the directions had to describe where the destination was: “it’s across the street from the grocery store”, “it’s on the right” or “it’s on the Northwest corner”.
Afterwards, the students reviewed common street signs in the United States, how to say the abbreviations of the signs, and described what the signs looked like.