Saturday, January 21, 2012

American Eagle....Could Have Been a Turkey

Pictorial Input Chat about American Eagle.
We learned about the American Eagle during our Symbol investigation this week.  My favorite fact (that I learned from the musical 1776) is that Benjamin Franklin wanted a turkey instead of the eagle for our national bird.  My chickadees found that to be pretty funny.  They wanted to know why someone would want a national symbol that you eat:-)   

Then we started making our eagles.  Friends helped us trace our feet and hands.
 



After we cut out our foot and our hands, we ripped white paper for the head and added a beak and feet.


Thank you Fun Handprint Art for the eagle idea.

Oopsey Daisy Blog has a tons of amazing units.  I am currently loving her U is for USA unit.  We used action cards to decide how we should transition from one place to another throughout our day.

Hilarious!


Happy Saturday,
Laurie

10 comments:

  1. Those action cards are indeed cute. Thanks for the ideas.
    Tammy
    Forever in First

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    1. Thanks. We had a blast acting them out.

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  2. The eagles turned out cute! Thanks for the link back and comment on my blog :)

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    1. Your welcome. You have a whole blog of great ideas!

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    1. Thanks. Some of my kids kept calling them turkeys all morning.

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  4. I just found your blog and was interested when I saw your American Symbols posts. I taught 3rd grade last year and used that same Pictorial Input Chart on the American Eagle. I really enjoyed teaching that unit. I was transferred to a different school this year and to first grade. I miss teaching 3rd grade and that unit. I like how you began with looking at symbols everywhere before looking at the American Symbols. I hope that I will be able to return to that grade soon. It looks like you are also a teacher in Oregon.

    Diane
    http://theteachersjungle.blogspot.com

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    1. I have taught 2/3 blends the past two years, and am so grateful to be teaching one grade, though I do miss the looping aspect of the blend. American Symbols is one of my favorites! I taught 1st grade for 4 years, before looping up to 2nd. I loved it. I found your blog and started following! Glad you are doing well. And a fellow Oregonian!

      Laurie

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  5. i love your eagles - and also that they coulda been handprint turkeys :)

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