November 22

The History Behind Giving Thanks

Recently I stumbled across a great website that helps us to investigate the Plymouth Colony. The people of this colony would later came to be known as the Pilgrims. The website information comes from a museum located in Massachusetts. The museum is called the Plymoth Plantation. Here you get to see the distinct differences between 2 different cultures (natives and colonist) and how they lived back in the 1600’s. It’s a crazy interactive experience. Here’s an example of what you’ll see if you go.

The website is very similar in that it allows you to investigate the two different cultures and ways of life. Check it out and share what you learned by leaving a comment.

November 16

Cendy’s Effort

Recently, Cendy came to me and shared some work she had completed for school. Cendy created the reading log pictured below.










The log has a date column for when she read books, the title of the books, author, pages she read and a category for E (Easy), JR (Just Right) and CH (Challenging). Most importantly she has a goal. When she showed me this I was very excited. Why? I never asked her to complete one. Cendy has taken ownership of her learning at a very high level. I talked to Cendy about this and she explained that she wanted to get some feedback. So, I thought let’s ask our blog readers to give some input.

What feedback would you give Cendy to improve her reading log, or to make it more interesting?