Room 17 decided to share about our family heritage study. We used the class graph that we created to represent the different countries that our ancestors emigrated from. At the share, the students were called up by country to show the flag they created, and read a descriptive, alliterative phrase, including the traditional greeting in the country’s language. The share integrated all of the subject areas in a creative, meaningful way.
Reading: practicing reading aloud fluently by reading familiar text
Writing: using descriptive phrases and alliteration
Math: creating a graph from a set of data; using fractions to create country flags
Science: connecting family heritage to the study of trees (family tree song); using correct language when discussing parts of the tree (trunk, leaves, branches, roots)
Social Studies: exploring family heritage; learning about different countries and the languages of the world
Arts: creating the country flags; singing and dancing the family tree song