SS Notebooking: Famous Americans
I am finally getting around to posting pictures of our Famous Americans unit. Today definitely left me with a headache as I came to the realization that I had a few girlfriend/boyfriend couples in my room. I had no idea that they were even there yet. Oh the knowledge that comes from reading passed notes! The drama that followed was unbearable, “We broke up yesterday but I know he still has feelings for me.” WHAT?!?! However, after my “third graders are too young for boyfriends and girlfriends” spiel I did have some students say “ewww gross”. So thankfully they’re not all there yet!
Anywho back to social studies…..The way most of my lessons for the unit went were:
-Read page in text (This is their first year with a Social Studies textbook so they are super excited and love to look at all the glossy pictures!)
-Find definition/description of person on vocabulary sheet
-Brainstorm ideas for a brain picture to represent that person
-Independent or partner work in notebooks
The students and I really had fun with this unit. I can’t wait to teach it again next year so I can tweak and improve the unit.