Our class shared skits with our first grade buddy class, Mrs. Nordman's class. This was a culminating activity in our unit on Westward Expansion. Enjoy the Animoto presentation.
Adventures continue as our class' wagon trains continue to make their way northwest on the Hacker Trail. Daily routines include the wagon master checking in homework and leading discussions about homework. Trail decisions are made, fates are determined, and the day's energy factor, delay points, and points earned are calculated, leading to the movement a certain number of spaces along the various trails. Fates are typically determined by a coin toss, roll of the die, or other challenge. Sometimes, the fate is determined by whether or not a certain supply is included on one's packing list. Some fates affect a specific identity in the wagon train. This past week, some trains experiences fates with snakes, critters, sickness, Native Americans, and various injuries, which resulted in wearing of slings, knee braces and other bandages for the day. On a better day, bison were hunted, wagon trains helped each other, Native Americans were friendly, and a rainbow even appeared over the prairie.
Students learned rhythms in Music class with Mrs. Martens.