As we contiue with our community unit; this week we started our sub-theme about transportation. We listened to the song / story called “We All Go Traveling By“. The book is turned into the song on youtube here. We used a story map to illustrate the main idea and details of the story.
At the end of the story the people in the modes of transportation were all heading to school. So we made a connection to the story and talked about how we got to school. We made a graph displaying how each member of our class got to school. The choices were getting to school by walking, truck, four-wheeler, or snowmachine (snowmobile for those of you living in the lower 48).
For writing we wrote about how we get to school each day and used clipart to illustrate our mode of transportation.
Last week we finished up our unit on Our Community and Communities around the world. Mr. Daniel’s dad is a retired police officer and he decided to share his job with the class. Since it is expensive and difficult for him to fly from Houston all the way out to our isolated village, we had him Skype with the whole class!
Mr. Mike (as our class called him) showed us his uniform and all the things he used to use while on the job. He also showed his revolver and explained to us about gun safety. The K-1 All-Stars got to interview Mr. Mike and we completed our KWL chart about Police Officers and Mr. Mike.
Continuing on our unit about learning about communities and community helpers we’ve been learning about jobs not only in our community but elsewhere. We started out talking about how students can go wherever they choose to go and be who they choose to be and we reread Oh The Places You’ll Go. Students colored, cut, and glued pictures of community helpers; and matched them with their related mode of transportation. For writing students wrote about what they wanted to be when they grew up.