Monday, October 15, 2012

Columbus Day 2012

We have had a blast  last week learning all about Columbus. Here are just a few of the activities we did. They are aligned to the Common Core as much as possible.

Bubble maps

Ship Labeling

Informational Text & Comprehension

Persuasive Writing

Ship snack & sequencing

Counting Book

Art Project-
1. First we painted and stamped our hands to make our ships

2. Then the kids rotated to four stations. At the first they watercolor painted their ocean.

3. At the second station they cotton ball stamped their clouds (I just pinned three cotton balls together with a clothespin which they dipped in white paint.)

4. At the third station they glued on their sails, and at the fourth station they filled in a paper that read "In (1492), Columbus sailed the ocean (blue)." Then glued it onto their paper. 

Here's the finished art work! 

All of these activities except the art project are from my Columbus Day Mini Unit.
The art project was inspired by the pinterest pin HERE.
For last year's Columbus Day post click here

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