The second graders are going to be discussing famous Americans in Social
Studies this nine weeks. For their first post they were asked to write about
the most famous person their know. Most of the second graders wrote about sports persons or entertainers. It will be interesting to see what their
thoughts are after researching some biographies from the SOLs. Perhaps it is my mind that is closed but I am not sure any of today’s stars hold a candle to those of history. Here is a livebinder containing links to Quia pages that highlight historical figures that the Virginia SOLs focus on. All in all, however, I was very impressed with their first posts.
The third grade posts were to discuss whether or not there was a relationship between government and being a good citizen. This may have been too difficult of a question to ponder at the beginning of the nine weeks. I probably should have started off with an easier topic. Even so, some of the students seem to see a connection and I was pleased with their first responses.
To read the first attempts please visit one of the two links below: