Monday, September 7, 2015

Hill of Fire......Kids love Volcanoes!

I love to co-teach, and it was really fun to come into a 2nd grade class as the guest art teacher! I have 3 resource students in the class, and I appreciate getting to know their whole class. Hill of Fire, byThomas P. Lewis, is a very readable and interesting beginning chapter book, that all children find ways to connect with. It is a true historic event that happened in Mexico, and anything that has to do with volcanoes is appealing to 2nd graders!

I have literature/guided reading unit for Hill of Fire:

and a volcano directed drawing/painting lesson:

And here's a tip: Use watercolor paper, and the colors with pop!

1 comment:

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