W1(6/13-6/17/2022) - GK-G3- AM: Reading Comprehension: PBS NewsHour + PM: Ecosonic Music & Sustainable Art + Fieldtrip
AM. Reading Comprehension: PBS NewsHour
Reading news is an interesting way to promote literacy. Students will read PBS NewsHour-Kids that are high-interest to practice and master the essential skill of reading comprehension. Questions and presentations that are geared to skill strengthening will be included in this course.
Students will learn:
- topics of Education, Health, Nation, Science and more
- how to understand key details in PBS NewsHour, and be able to describe central message, lesson, or moral
- to understand characters, setting, or plot
- the overall structure of news
- Speaking, Grammar, Vocabulary, Cultures
- to write news
PM. Ecosonic Music & Sustainable Art
This is what building the EcoSonic World Music Mobile is all about! One way to reduce, reuse and recycle is to create art! Art is an important method of self-expression and re-using materials to create art, and music can be a statement in itself.
We will learn about the music and cultures of indigenous people around the world.
We will use found items (at home and in-camp) to create instruments that might be used in each land.
We will then construct our own EcoSonic Mobile, where we will build and design our own economic instruments.
Knowledge and Skill Developed:
- Group Musicianship
- Project Planning
*Fieldtrip once a week is included.