After a fun interactive reading of “Fox In Socks” by a local storyteller, students will participate in activities and games to get them thinking about Dr. Seuss stories and characters. Students will work together in teams for interactive drawing games using large sheets of paper to get their minds and bodies moving simultaneously. Then they
The unit will begin with a visit from a Maine wildlife expert. Students will watch a presentation of live wild animals and learn interesting facts about those animals. Next, students will explore a variety of books and images of Maine animals to help them determine which animal they will choose for their project. Teaching Tip: Collect
The unit will begin with a visit from an ocean expert or marine scientist. Students will watch a presentation about ocean habitats and learn interesting facts about sea creatures. Next, students will explore a variety of books and images of sea creatures to help them determine which creature they will choose for their research project.
The unit will begin with a visit from a geologist. Students will watch a presentation about both local and national land formations, learn interesting facts, and take notes. Next, students will explore a variety of books and images about landforms and create a list of questions they will research.
Teachers introduce the guest teaching artist: a physical theater professional. The teaching artist will teach students about physical theater and practice ways it can be used to communicate and share knowledge. Teachers and teaching artist share the project overview.