Once we did the first session and got our rhythm, the other 7 went fine. The teachers seemed receptive to the very large unit (spanning 2 quarters) and are excited about the new subject matter. I mean, who wouldn't be excited to teach about and raise live Monarch butterflies?!
Well, maybe Mottephobics or Entomophobics, but at least the general population would be excited!
Here are a few pics from our session on Milkweed:
In this lesson, the children learn about the growth of a milkweed plant and create their own diagram.
The teachers had a chance to make a sample.
We also introduced them to the lesson on the Milkweed Ecosystem.
This is a cute lesson because each child is given a part of the ecosystem. They then recreate that item using construction paper and add it to a class mural.
Here I am going over one of the lessons.
One stresser down. Now, to finalize report cards, create a new math test and review packet, review matter and magnets with the kids and begin the class' AAP(GT) forms for the upcoming screenings.
Just a regular old week...