Here are a couple of pages from their social studies notebook. We have been working on the 5 themes of geography.
These are the power pics I created to help students remember the 5 themes. Power pictures are pictures that display a gesture we created in class to remember a vocabulary word. I review power pictures at the beginning of class.
I also started vocabulary with them this week. Since I teach two completely different leveled classes I had to differentiate their homework. They keep their vocabulary in a notebook so that they can look back at past weeks without losing anything. We work on greek and latin roots in sixth grade so their homework comes from learning the meaning of different stems. I also want my students to grow their own personal vocabulary so I have them look for words they don't know in their reading and record them in their vocabulary notebooks.
Friday I stayed until almost 7:30 to get my room cleaned up. You would think with only being in school for two weeks that my room shouldn't be a mess yet. I had papers everywhere and my supply order came in this week so I had to find places to put everything. I left at the end of the day Friday feeling like a new person. There is nothing better than being able to see to clean teacher desks.