For our inquiry project, we learned about our country's flag. We even made an American flag. We also talked about "The Statue of Liberty." I explained that she greets all of the new people to our country. They saw a picture of her, and we talked about how she's made out of copper just like our state's capitol. After we talked about our country, I divided the class into four groups. Each group was given a country: China, Australia, Canada, or Mexico. Each group learned about and made their country's flag. Also, they each learned about a symbol from their country: the panda bear, kangaroo, moose, and pinata. Then, the groups shared the information with the entire class, so we could all learn about these four interesting countries. They did great and they learned a lot.
Holding up their finished American flags (I didn't get every student's picture but I got most of them):
Her flag says, "USA rox aka USA rocks!" :-)
Both of the next boy's flags says " I love USA"
I'm not sure why the color was so strange in this picture
Here are close-ups of 2 finished flags - I am so proud of how well they did:
We all colored pictures of The Statue of Liberty:
Here are pictures of some of the work from each group:
In math, we worked on measuring with unifix cubes. Each student was given 6 different sized snowmen. They had to measure the snowmen with unifix cubes and record the number of unifix cubes they used to measure the snowman. It was a lot of fun!
Here's the blank copies of the snowman measuring activities - I got it from Mrs. Ricca's Kindergarten blog:
We color coded the snowmen to help with recording the answers. It worked great!
Here's pictures of the students measuring the snowmen with the unifix cubes:
Lastly, we celebrated another 1/2 birthday! Happy 1/2 Birthday P!!!