We have so many exciting things going on that I wanted to share some pics. The Common Core Standards for reading are heavy on integrated thematic units. These units go even deeper than traditional thematic units.
The units the students have been working on are aligned the Common Core Standards and have actually been fun. Third grade students are researching Ancient Civilizations and the fourth and fifth grade students are researching Colonial America (the fifth graders wanted to do the same unit as the fourth graders).
|One student chose to focus on weaving and how clothes were made in colonial times. After reading and annotating the text, I showed her how to weave using two pencils. The student was able to live like a colonial woman for a minutes.|