Blue class had a wonderful week of exploring the world of sewing on Textile days (Mon/Thurs) and Habitats on LIfe/Animal Science days (Tues/Fri)! They really get a variety of content as well as what they are taught academically even though they have Creative Arts, Language Arts, and STEM on both Textile and Life/Animal Science days.
In Language Arts, students have a class, 'Sew, You Want to Read?,' which is their primary reading and writing class. Ms. Foster focuses on furthering students reading abilities while incorporating sewing in what the students are reading. This week the students were fascinated by the history of the sewing machine! Students also have a Language Arts class on their Life/Animal Science days called 'Plants and Animals Collide.' I focus on developing students note taking skills while they research a habitat. They are also producing a presentation about their habitat with the animals they researched last two week section. The variety in content of Language Arts classes allows for students to take what they are learning in their class with Ms. Foster and use it in the class I teach. Here are a few pictures from each class.
In STEM, students work on the fundamentals of subtraction with me in Subtraction in Patterns on Textile days. The students are working on a project to make a class wall hanging using the patterns made when subtracting two digit numbers. On Life/Animal Science days, Mr. Cameron works with the students to build a habitat for one of the animals students have researched in Plants and Animals Collide. They have measured down to an eighth of an inch. This furthered the measuring skills students developed in their STEM class taught by me at the beginning of the semester.
Creative Arts vary greatly throughout the week but it is always a favorite of the students. On Textile days, Mr. Bargatze starts off the day with Bible. He teaches the stories of Exodus and how to apply them to their lives while incorporating textiles. Textile days end with students learning to hand sew in Needles and Thread. Life/Animal Science days begin with Ms. Bennecker in Team Plants vs. Team Animals. This class allows students to experience the habitats around our school. The day ends with Habitat Fixings with Ms. Foster. Students work in their groups from Plants and Animals Collide to draw the habitat they are researching using the drawing skills they have been developing since the beginning of the year.
All in all it was a week full of learning, exploration, excitement, and talks of the Lord. You can't get much better than that! Here are a couple of other sweet pictures of the week!