Integrated Thematic Instruction is the premise Scissors and Glue follows most, with our mission of upcycle in the midst. In January our contest winner submitted Kindergarten lessons using dried citrus pieces for printing letters (first letter in each name). Ning’s beautiful “N” was presented.
But they took it to several levels. They used the citrus to examine every subject they would cover (and they used old dried up limes, which the teacher says sparked the lesson to begin with—because what do you do with a dried up lime?) Only one juicy lime was used, along with eight dried ones. This was for the comparison of “absorption” and “saturation.” The juicy lime could not hold paint like the dried lime. The kindergarteners saw it first hand.
Later we will post the beautiful results from the dried lime. Today, Ning’s “N” with an over-saturated lime.
Math: sections and fractions and circles
Reading: letter practice and new, BIG words (but just two of them—small bites)
Geography: where does citrus grow? (look at world map)
Science: as discussed above
Arts: as discussed above
Music: so many songs about lemons and lemonade!!! (oh and by the way, the paper used for printing was donated by a department store—leftover signs from a sale)