Students brought home directions for their timeline project yesterday. Below is the information:
This month the children will be learning about timelines as a part of Social Studies. We will learn what they are used for, to keep track of events from the past. We will also learn how to read them and how they are organized, in a straight line and in order from the first event long ago until the newest event. To make this new skill more real to the students, we will begin by looking at how we have changed from the time we were a baby until now. Then I will model several timelines including timelines for our day, the week, our school year and so on.
To further enforce the learning I am asking your child, with the help of your family, make a timeline of their life, from birth to their current age. I would ask this project to contain 1 picture from each age, starting at birth. There should be a total of six or seven pictures on their timeline arranged in order from the left. If you do not have any pictures the children can draw one in. The children will need your help remembering the story or event about the earlier pictures, but encourage them to choose a favorite picture of the years they remember. Under each picture I would like a sentence or two at the most describing the picture. They will be asked to talk about their timeline in class before I hang them in the hall, so they may want to practice with you. They can be done on poster board, or construction paper.The timelines will be due Friday, January 18th 2019. They may come in before that if they are ready.
Key Points for the children to do: arrange the pictures in order
write a few words about the picture
be able to tell about the pictures
I want to encourage you to have the children do as much work as possible, since they are responsible for their learning and we are responsible for helping them get there!
**As a precaution, you may want to send in copies of the pictures, as occasionally they fall off in the hall!
Have a great time exploring and remembering the past!
**Please see example of layout on the back of this page.
Birth 1 year 2 years 3 years 4 years 5 years 6 years
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*Your timeline must be in a straight line across and read from left to right in the correct order. This may mean cutting the poster board.
*Please do not use foam board as it is not able to be hung up in the hall.
Let me know if you have any questions!