This term we will not be having a major presentation at the end of the term. Christmas is one of our busiest times of the year so instead of attempting to fit a big presentation around lots of concerts, charity fairs and the like we have decided to have a series of mini presentations instead. Each week the children will be presenting all they have learnt that week to my mum and Gary (and any other poor, unsuspecting soul I might be able to persuade to visit).
This week they have carried out a quick over view study of Native Americans, attempting to understand why there were so many tribes and why they were all so different. After making the map, they used this as well as the extra flap (the map was made on a large unfolded box) to create a small presentation board. And this was where everything from the past few days came together to create something quite special:
This was ideal as it displayed all they had learnt geographically speaking as well containing all their written work of the week and any hands on projects they had made. Here are some close-ups:
Everything was on hand. Unlike our other presentation the children did not write out what they would say and key word it. This time I simply asked them to narrate to Granny everything they had learnt, using the display board and map as reference. They were a bit nervous about this but I knew how hard they had worked during the week and how interesting they had found what they were studying. I knew they would do a great job. And they did.
The first photos are of C11:
Next was L11:
And finally T12:
Granny was then left in peace to read all their mini essays about all they had been learning:
To finish off our brief foray into Native Americans and before we moved onto studying the Ojibwe people the children watched the Disney Pocahontas Movie with some popcorn:
Next week I’ll be posting about the beginnings of our Ojibwe studies.