My 6th graders are wrapping up a unit on Internet Safety. Our final lesson was about social media, and the best way to show what we know is through a carousel activity. Each table is assigned one topic to write about in a specific marker color. They talk and write for about 1-2 minutes and then will move to the next table/topic. They will read what has been written and add to it with their specific color until they have had a chance to talk about each topic. At the end, the original group will read their sheet and give a one sentence summary of their idea. The social media topics were: Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat, Twitter, Pinterest, YouTube, and Email. Having conversations about these tools is helpful in knowing who is using what!
Thursday, March 10, 2016
I LOVE Jane Yolen's Dinosaur books, so I used them as my theme for this month's Project READ! We made dinosaurs out of watercolored plates, colored dinosaur pictures, and played a game where we rolled a dice and added clothespins to a dinosaur's back. Then our treat was a dinosaur egg hunt with eggs filled with plastic dinosaurs, candy eggs, and goldfish crackers!