Our topic today was Christopher Columbus.
The question was...did her discover America?
We know he was an explorer. Do you know other famous explorers?
We found a list of the Top 10 Famous explorers and watched a mini video on Neil Armstrongs first walk on the moon. Great vocab word...explorer.
We also learned motions an the words to a poem that told a little more about Christopher Columbus.
He left Spain in 1492. Sailed 3 ships. Crossed the Atlantic Ocean.
Then we had a super writing experience telling "Chris" about items we had today that he never knew about. We wrote a paragraph using descriptive sentences.
As I have shared before Scholastic News has online activities that accompany their newspaper.
They are informative and valuable.
We put together and read a mini book with informative text. Following our reading we played "scoot" to discover who retained the facts. We read and wrote with a partner.
Finally our craft for the day was a simple ship that sails around the world.
Simple and too cute.