I am using Deanna Jump’s America unit for the month of September. I’ve always taught American Symbols in February but I always ran out of time. I have also always run into the dilemma of how to teach about September 11th. So this year I decided to focus on America in September and tie everything together. So far it’s been wonderful! I taught about the flag the week of 911 and we are working out way through the symbols.
Here are some pictures of our activities.
I also read a chapter book each month to my students. This month we are reading James and the Giant Peach. The students are always so curious about those insects that they hear about so I placed my insect unit (Deanna Jump’s unit to be exact) in September as well. The kids have been loving every bit of it!
Here are some pictures of what we have been doing.