People, places, things, and ideas........Yep, we're studying nouns. Nouns are usually the first part of speech we teach. Most of the time kids are able to identify them quickly and quickly move on to common, proper, singular, and plural nouns. That's when it gets more complicated.
When students aren't able to read effectively it impacts every aspect of their education. That’s why we have to make sure our reading instruction not only involves high quality small group instruction, but effective time management. We need to make every second of our precious small group time count.
George Washington Carver was the man responsible for peanut butter. He was also developed a lot of other uses for peanuts. He was also a scientist and a professor. He was a famous Georgian and was part of our social studies in first grade. At first I had a hard time finding high quality materials about him, but eventually I found some video clips and created a project for my students to do as well.