Even though it was a short week, it was a busy week with new lessons in math, geography, and zoology.
Our math unit lesson was on measurement. According to Ohio’s Learning Standards, first year students must learn to measure length with non-standard (i.e. paper clips) and standard units (i.e. ruler). The second year students will be working on measuring and estimating lengths using standard units (ruler, measuring tape, yardstick, etc.) and the third year will learn to estimate liquid volume and measure masses of objects using standard units of grams, kilograms, and liters.
In geography, the students are learning the 25 Eastern/Southern states. They are learning the flags of these states, doing research, and looking for interesting facts and special features specific to each. Our second year students will be getting one of these states to begin in depth research. They have been looking forward to this project and can’t wait to get started.
At last, we introduced the last classification of vertebrates. The unit is on mammals and we were able to use Ruby, a guinea pig from the Early Childhood classroom, to help with the introductory lesson. This unit allows the students to discover and learn many interesting facts on mammals in the world.