Kindergarten Social Studies
Third Nine Weeks at a Glance
There are four mentor lessons in this nine weeks for Kinder. The first one celebrates similarities and differences among people from all over the world. Students will learn through listening to a story and seeing visuals on a power point of what families around the world eat and how they dress.
The second lesson coincides nicely with Presidents' Day as it focuses on citizenship characteristics of George Washington and his contributions to our nation.
Students will also go through the voting process after looking at primary sources found in the Teacher Created Materials box. This is also a great opportunity for technology integration as ballots are easily made through Google docs.
The nine weeks wraps up with a little introduction to landforms and bodies of water. Students will focus on oceans, rivers, lakes and mountains.
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Cultures Around the World
Did you know?
Chinese New Year celebrations, also known as the Spring Festival, in China start on the 23rd day of the 12th lunar month of the Chinese calendar. The festival lasts for about 23 days, ending on the 15th day of the first lunar month in the following year in the Chinese calendar. This year's Chinese New Year falls on February 19th.
Textbook Adoption Update
There is still time to submit your feedback on adoption materials. You should have materials from Pearson and Teacher Created Materials. As a team, please evaluate the resources and provide us with your feedback. Textbook Committee members are meeting with the publishers this week and can use your input in our discussions. If you have additional comments regarding the resources, please send them directly to Meridith Manis.
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