Monday, January 14, 2013

Past, Present, & Future

A few days ago, I blogged about how there were some things that I never realized needed to be explicitly taught, things I just assumed everyone knew. This week's Social Studies is another prime example. We're spending an entire week defining and exploring the terms Past, Present, and Future.

It's hard to remember that a) my students only have 7-years (max) under their belts, so the "past" doesn't mean a whole lot to them and b) floppy disks were SO long ago, I can't even begin to explain what a telegraph or beeper were! Haha.

To introduce the unit, I pulled up a picture from my past, present and (hopefully) future. I think it helped them understand the terms a little better. They have a project to do the same (bring in an object or picture from their past, present, and future), so I'm excited to see what they come up with.

Here's what I showed them:
PAST. (L to R: Tim, Molly, Steph, Stacy)... Not sure why I thought I needed to pick Molly up for this one. She's almost as big as me!
PRESENT. (L to R: Tim, Steph, Stacy, Molly.) At my cousin's wedding in Dec 2012
FUTURE. (Which is why I said hopefully! Haha!)
 I'll admit, it took a little explaining and reiterating that that was NOT ACTUALLY ME wearing the wedding dress, it just symbolized that I wanted to get married in my future. I think they finally got it.

Tomorrow we're talking about changes in transportation. This oughta be fun!

1 comment:

  1. I can't believe I never commented on this! Especially with that stinkin cute pic of us as youngsters.