Our 3 generation Family Tree for “Student” (Korbin). Each “person” is pointing at their “parents”. The people who are not pointing at any one are “Student’s great-grandparents”
Family Trees: This month our class is learning about family history. A family tree is a diagram used to record the names of people in our family history. Students will make diagrams to show the names of the 3 generations before them: parents, grandparents and great-grandparents. I hope everyone is able to fill this in by talking to their parents and other family members. It’s okay to have a few blanks. If families cannot find some information, we will just write “great grandpa” like we did for “Student”(Korbin), pictured above.
I showed the class my personal sample today, Students who created a chart of their own over the holidays do not need to fill in the blank copy I sent home today. Our school is closed to students tomorrow and those who have not started their family research yet can use the time to work on this project.
It looks like this when it’s done! But only if you’re me.
The blue arrow shows how much of today was over before school even started!
I posted a timeline in our classroom that shows the name of each hour in a day using a.m and p.m. times, starting at 12:00 am. We went through these times, talking about what Team 2 students do at each time shown. We made some interesting observations:
- Almost all of us started our day by sleeping for over six hours
- The amount of time you are awake for before school is shorter than the amount of time you are awake for after school.
- The time you are at school is over six hours
- Everyone wakes up and goes to bed at different times, but everyone sleeps for more time than they do any other activity.
Telling Time #2: We made our own practice clocks today! We will use these for several days to follow the times shown on our real clock and learn to tell time to the quarter hour.
Telling Time #3: This week our feeling check times are o’clock times. Our recording sheets look something like this:
Healthy Teeth Links: We did a lot of reading in health class today. We read a fiction story to learn about children who have healthy dental habits. We also read a tooth eruption chart to learn about how many teeth humans have, when they come in, and when they fall out. What healthy dental habits do you have?
What Nickname Did The Dentist Give X-rays? Tooth-pics (tooth pictures/toothpicks!)
Goal Check: Our goals are something we try to do everyday. Everyone has different goals because everyone need to work on different things.