Saturday, October 27, 2012

Large World Maps and Conferences

The past week and a half, students discovered just how large and challenging the world can be. They worked hard to complete a preview map of places we will be studying this year. During conferences many confessed that perhaps the most challenging thing they have done so far this year was completing this map. However, I do believe students learned a great deal from it including how to be thorough and careful with details.

In the second half of class, teams of children took previous research they completed about an assigned country and worked to complete a script for a slide presentation. They will continue with that research by putting it into presentation form this next week and then show it to the class so we all can benefit from what they've learned.
We are finishing up our unit on geography and will have a comprehensive test on Friday. Two days will be spent going over a study guide and another day playing a review game. Most children find this very helpful and do quite well on the unit final.  So homework this week for students will be studying for the test on Friday.

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