Full Day Experiences for Students

I had the chance to visit the first grade team at JES the other day and they were taking a whole day for some social studies work around community. I like the idea of taking a full day to do something that may often be scheduled here and there. That concept of immersing yourself, your classroom, and students into a concept for a longer period of time is fun…it makes it something special. Students rotated throughout the grade 1 classrooms, participating in different activities and lessons all based around community. Great stuff…and on a personal note…when I was teaching the map lessons were some of my favorites. Who doesn’t like a good map?