Monday, September 28, 2009

Unique Curriculum

I am using the intermediate level of the Unique Curriculum this year. I am impressed with the material so far. I have made a few adjustments to some of the activities to fit them into our state standards. For example, the students will create a timeline for President Obama's life. Most of my students need to learn ordinal numbers, so I numbered the events and the students will glue them to a cash register tape in order.

My students are also creating a notebook with the questions from each book. We glue the questions (2 per page) in the notebook and the students find the answer and help glue it into the book. I note on each page how much help was given. I hope to use the data for some of our reading standards.

One of the activities is a pizza fraction activity. I printed out 2 copies of the pizzas. I cut out one pizza for each set and then laminated and numbered the pizza slices. Students have to count the pieces and answer questions about which pizza they would need if there are 4, 6, or 8 people.

We are having a lot of fun with our curriculum and I think it will help us meet our state standards.