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Heroes and Role Models
Old 07-31-2008, 04:55 PM
 
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One of the more popular continuing themes we did last year was role models and heroes. Each month we looked at a new groups of role models... September:family, October:Explorers, November: Pilgrims/Native Americans, December: Mary, Jesus, Joseph (Catholic School), January: MLKJ/teachers, February:Presidents, March: Authors (Dr. Seuss especially), April:Saints/Jesus again, May: Parents, June:graduating fifth graders. They love to learn about, dress up as, and report on selected role models for projects.

We even created our own superheroes using the values and characteristics we want to practice. We had things like the magician of manners, wizard of wonderful words, queen of compassion... this helped them learn more about the values we want to practice and see in others.

Even more popular... Pirates. This past year we even read a much adapted version of Treasyre Island by R.L. Stevenson. He came to our town to recover from TB so it also goes with our town history. With the unit we learn all about Maps and the compass rose. fun fun fun.
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