Monday, March 17, 2014

Statue of Liberty

We studied one of my favorite symbols of the United States this week! The Statue of Liberty!

The children loved learning about this gigantic statue as they called it.

To introduce the unit, I have a life-size  replica of her foot and her nose. The students try to guess what it is by looking at these two items.  After brainstorming, they learn that it is the Statue of Liberty. We then measure ourselves against the nose, which is 4 and a half feet long and her foot, which is 25 feet long. We found that we were the same size as her toes, 59 inches long!

Here we are measuring ourselves against her nose and foot!

We read a lot of wonderful Nonfiction and fiction books about Lady Liberty. Here are some of them. Click on them to go to their link in Amazon!

We got our pictures taken wearing the crown and the torch that I got from the gift shop of the Statue of Liberty, many many years ago! :)

We made our own crowns and torches to take home!!!

We did a follow me activity and created our own Statue of Liberty and we wrote some facts underneath!

We did a follow me drawing activity and then measured it using our cubes for a math workshop!

For Science we did our experiment of what happens when we soak our pennies in vinegar and salt? To do this, e learned more about the penny and it's relationship with the Statue of Liberty. We talked about the penny, learned the parts of a penny and became a penny! 

we have a snow day today so I will post pictures of our pennies tomorrow!

Here is an example of how we became a penny!

 Here is our hallway display and our door!

The long green object is a replica of her foot! Yes, I made the foot and mine is 25 feet long and i drew the toes which are 59 inches long.  I also made her nose, which is 4 and a half feet long. The nose is hanging above the foot!

My kids and I love this unit!

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