By: Sherry Scheline
Miss Sam has been out sick the last two days, putting me, Miss Sherry in charge. I do so love working with the kids. I will try to get caught up on her blog posts here with my book recommendations for the countries we covered. Today, we did Mali and instead of a book list, I would like to recommend a Spotify play list:
The many faces of Maddy.
The kids enjoyed their time with Miss Dylan and Miss Hannah. They made OObleck. We then started learning about orienteering.
The students will spend the next few days learning:
- Folding the map.
- Thumbing the map.
- Orientating the map to north (with ground or compass)
- Reading features on the map.
- Taking a compass bearing.
- Following a compass bearing.
- Judging Distance.
- Understanding a compass.
- Learning 16 directions points: N, NNE, NE, ENE, E, ESE, SE, SSE, S, SSW, SW, WSW, W, NWN, NW, and NNW.
- The difference between True North and Magnetic North.
Today, we began to gain familiarity with our compasses. The kids learned Never Eat Soggy Waffles and so much more. The found Miss Sherry’s house on a topographical map and so much more.
Tomorrow, they will dive just a little deeper into orienteering and have to find some treasures hidden throughout Donnelly.
We also read a Mali folktale and talked about the importance of music in storytelling in many African nations. We read Dream Songs Night Songs from Mali to Louisiana.
Here is the link to the beautiful songs we listened to:
The students received a stamp from Africa in their passports signifying Mali.