(No, my desks aren't normally arranged like this!)For the first time ever, I asked students to dress up for Open House. They had an option of dressing up as a Famous American from their state or as a state symbol. It was FANTASTIC what the kids came up with for their costumes. Here's one example:
After the interview, the students guided their parents/guests around the classroom to show off all of their learning.
I forgot to take a picture of our Road Trip Scrapbooks. Every day for the past few months, we've pretended to jump on a bus to take a road trip around the U.S. Students pretended to take a picture (drew and colored) and write an entry describing something they might have seen while visiting that particular state.
Particularly since I'm Canadian, I always find it interesting to teach about the different states. It has involved a lot of research on my part and boy, I've learned a lot! Anyway, I just wanted to share a glimpse of my teaching world! The end of the school year is almost here!