Saturday, February 2, 2013

Biography Study & Sunday SUPER Sale!

First off, I just wanted to let you know I will be participating in TpT's Sunday SUPER Sale! Everything in my store will be 20% off, plus if you enter promo code SUPER at checkout, you will get an additional 10% off {for a total of 28% savings!} I am extending my 20% off sale through Monday {the promo code will only work Sunday, though} HAPPY SHOPPING!
We finished our biography unit this week and the kids have done an AWESOME job! This was the first year that we've done an actual biography unit, but we will definitely continue doing it for years to come because the kids have been soooo into it! {We can tell it's been a hit because they are all checking out biographies from the library! LOVE IT!}
We read many biographies to our kids and then they filled out a page in their biography journal about each person.
We did 6 pages, including MLK, Helen Keller, Rosa Parks, JFK, Cesar Chavez and Susan B. Anthony. I totally forgot to take a picture of their journals! But they did great and were really into it!
Our awesome PTA purchased this set of biographies for our classroom this year:
We were so excited to let our kids research someone famous! I have been waiting and waiiiiiting to get out this set of books! They were perfect for our 2nd graders! We got our kids into groups of 6 and assigned them a person to research. They had to read the books in their groups and decide what facts were important and then they had to make a poster. I just took the components from their biography journals and enlarged them. The kids did an AMAZING job working together! It was so cool to hear their discussions as they were reading their biography, and every group worked so well together :) Amy and I were proud!
Here are a couple of the posters! I apologize for the quality... I guess we could've given them smaller pieces of butcher paper :)
{Harriet Tubman}

{Abraham Lincoln}

This week we also interviewed staff members at our school, and then wrote biographies about them! This idea came from Amy Lemons and we used all her free printables!! The kids LOVED this project!

Next week we are starting our Space Unit! I am soooo excited! :) Have a great weekend!

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