Thursday, September 8, 2011

Unit 1

We're going to begin our studies in 1764 with a unit on Native Americans, and specific focus on Native Americans of the PNW.  We'll be reading through the American Girl Kaya series to really help bring to life what it was like to live in a Native American tribe a couple hundred years ago.  For this unit the kids will be taking field trips to Pioneer Farms for the Native American tour, the salmon hatchery in Issaquah, the Center for Wooden Boats in Seattle to ride in a canoe, and possibly the University of Washington Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture to learn more about native pacific cultures and geology of WA state!  Our science studies will focus on weather and seasons, for which we'll mainly be using our eyes and noses to observe and experience the beautiful changing of seasons here in the Northwest.

Once you get passed all the rain, you realize just how beautiful it can be around here!


Ann said...

One of my fav activities that I had my kindergarten kids do, was collect leaves from the ground (during the beautiful fall months), and then we grouped the leaves according to size, color, shape, etc. The kids loved it and it was such a great lesson that incorporated math, science and just plain fun. :)

Rossie said...

Great idea! I'll have to try that one!