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Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Paper Powhatan Pop-Up Village

Are you as excited as I am about how many p-words I managed to fit into that title???? I figured since it has been so long since I've posted anything that actually has anything to do with school people are probably beginning to think I am an impostor, and that I should share some evidence of where I go for 9-12 hours at a time Monday through Friday.....

We are currently studying three Native American tribes: the Lakota, Powhatan, and Pueblo to be exact. Last week the students created pop-up Powhatan villages to represent the various land features and cultural facts they need to know. Nothing special, but always a crowd pleaser!


 This is my example (the kids' projects were much better but they took them home before I could remember to take a picture). I also had the kids label everything in the project (James River, Eastern Woodlands on the tree, Appalachian Mountains on the mountains, canoe, and longhouse). Many kids used their construction paper scraps to put deer in the forest and fish in the river, among other interesting details. I even had a student who drew things on the inside of his longhouse before gluing it in place.

Again, it's nothing special but the kids really enjoy the project and they always have good conversations as they explain their projects to passing adults in the hall and while waiting for late buses (the latter of which I may have to indulge in a rant real soon).

On a side note, if you are a teacher in Virginia (or if you teach any of these three tribes) I have put my blood, sweat and tears into making Promethean flipcharts for each tribe. If you have Promethean software and would like any/all of these flipcharts leave a comment below with your email address and I would be happy to send them to you :)

15 comments:

  1. Congratulations! I'm passing the Liebster Award on to you. This award is given to up-and-coming blogs.

    This is so cute! I am going to share it with partner teacher who teaches second grade. It will fit perfectly with the curriculum.

    Taming My Flock of Firsties

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  2. Love to see what my firsties have in store for them!!! I'm your newest follower! :)

    Holly
    Crisscross Applesauce in First Grade

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  3. Ohmygosh!!! Those are ADORABLE! We made longhouses, but they are not nearly as cute. LOVE it! We did Pueblos that were pretty cool... (ok, multi-story terraced buildings, ha!) And of course, we did tipis.

    That is probably my favorite unit of content to teach, although I love comparing China and Egypt. Third grade said there was a LOT of questions about indians on the last SOL test.

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  4. OMG!!! This is what my class needs. My students will love this. My email is julia.thibault@lcps.org. I am a new teacher and I will take any help I can get. I will forever be thankful if you could send me those flip charts. If you have advice for the activity I will take it.

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  5. I would LOVE to have your promethean flip charts! My email is alicolenda@gmail.com

    Thank you soooo much!

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  6. I would love this for my class. I am a new Second Grade teacher and I am looking for things to do with my class. mmcneely@bedford.k12.va.us

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  7. I would love to see your flip charts! My email is kellyac@pwcs.edu. thank you.

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  8. I Would LOVE the Powhatan flipchart. My email is nczupka@hampton.k12.va.us
    Thanks!

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  9. I would love the flipcharts. I am a new teacher. My email is tbane112389@gmail.com

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  10. I love this!! I would be grateful for your filpcharts. My email is censley1@yahoo.com. Thank you very much!!!

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  11. I would love to have the flipcharts if you dont mind. lzbradford@henrico.k12.va.us. Thank you

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  12. I would love to have the flipcharts if you dont mind. lzbradford@henrico.k12.va.us. Thank you

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  13. I would love the flipcharts! Thank you! koehler@k12albemarle.org

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  14. I would love the flipcharts! Thank you! koehler@k12albemarle.org

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  15. Does the Promethian thng work on a SmartBoard? If so, I'd love it! Even if it is something to print out - thelomaxwonderemporium@hotmail.com Thank you!

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