Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Ten Pin Linky: Science and Social Studies

I'm starting at a new school in a new province this fall, and so I need awesome ideas to prove myself as a teacher this year. Pinterest is my inspiration.

Thanks to this linky party, I can share some of my favourite ideas for this fall with you.

Want more? Check out my Pinterest Page here.

I'm going to share one awesome Pin from each Unit/Strand for First grade in Saskatchewan that I just may try this coming year.

Click on the images to go to the original pages.

Living Things
I fully intend to use music in my classroom to help students learn their outcomes. Here's one example:

Objects and Materials
To explore Structures and Materials, I'll read 3 little pigs, we'll try to blow them down using a hairdryer. Which is strongest?

Using our senses
A cute little student made book to use while learning about the five senses, including a foldable on the cover.

Daily and Seasonal Changes
Students draw a picture of outside their window for each season.

Social Studies
Interactions and Interdependence of Nations
To aide in this unit about traditions and celebrations, students can cover most outcomes by learning about Christmas around the world
Dynamic Relationships
Grade One is expected to gain an understanding of the relative location of Canada and Saskatchewan on the map, as well as their homes.

This actually a huge unit with tons of outcomes, so I also want to share this idea with you. Students can create personal timelines with their families as a project to bring in and present to the class.
Power and Authority
This will probably be the first unit I teach in Social Studies this year sinc eit touches on so many things you want to discuss with your class when the year begins, like rules and consequences!
Peace Makers and Peace Breakers Charts to make the first week of school.

A requirement in many provinces of Canada is to incorporate as much First Nations into the curriculum as you can, in fact our curriculum outcomes in Saskatchewan (and Manitoba where I taught previously) actually suggests ways to include them. Since I will be teaching in a Metis community this fall, I will be sure to include as least one idea weekly.
One free resource that I will be sure to use is this document from Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada. There are four different age brackets with their own booklet full of appropriate ideas. The one I"ll be using is full of stories to teach with.

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  1. I like the wants and needs sorting activity with the hula-hoop venn diagram. Making this concept more hands-on will help a lot of children!

    Renee J
    Growing a Teacher

  2. I didn't know you got a new job, congrats!!

    I'm doing a giveaway on my blog with a bunch of ed resources, maybe some of them might interest you. You can enter on my blog :)

    Miss L
    Miss L’s Whole Brain Teaching


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