There is nothing better than working with a group of teachers who collectively work to create the best environment possible for their students. One of the reasons I love going to work, is because I have a team of teachers who ROCK! We plan together, create together, thrive together and I dedicate this video to the them! (since we will all be minions for Halloween!)
In the spirit of collaboration, for the 1st unit of study "Me, My Community, My World" we decided to end the unit with a continent study. Each teacher took a continent and create lessons, activities and crafts for the students. We had a rotating schedule for 7 days where each class would rotate from 1st grade teacher to 1st grade teacher. Each day students would grab their "passport" and take a 45 minute journey to another continent. Teachers decorated their classrooms, and had hands on activities for the incoming students to participate in. From the moment the students walked down the 1st grade wing, they were transported across the world from continent to continent.
Each day student would get into the jeeps and we would take an adventure through the australian outback!
Each morning, for 7 days, students would grab their passports and travel the hallway to a different continent.
We also used this amazing resource for our Continent Study by Molly Lynch: