We have been combining our math learning with music. Here's a sneak peek...
We inquired: "Where is math in our everyday life?"
We went on field work around our school campus to find and capture photographs of math in our world.
We made a literacy connection to math through poetry, counting syllables, noticing the rhythm and reading with expression and meaning.
The class decided to showcase their learning in a variety of ways. One group created and performed a play titled "Don't Judge Me." Another group wanted to change negative gender stereotypes by creating Friendship Fridays and captured their work on film. Yet another group designed t-shirts, raised money to print them, and organized a t-shirt drive to save on costs. Finally, a small group wanted to create a website to streamline all of our work: www.htencsocialstereotypes.com
Today we listened to music by Ben Harper - With My Own Two Hands. We were inspired by the work of the With My Own Two Hands Foundation (a California based nonprofit organization). We began our conversation about How do we make a difference? "We've learned about these stereotypes that exist in our society around gender and skin color. How can we teach others? How can we make a difference in our world?" Finally, we were enlightened by Kid President.