Tuesday, September 17, 2013
Social Studies Notebooking
I'm here to join the Tried It Tuesday linky with Holly from Fourth Grade Flipper.
My Tried It is Socials Studies Notebooks!
In 3rd Grade, we study South Carolina History! It's so much fun!
The first week of school we set up our notebooks by decorating them with our state symbols.
Student glue them on the cover, but I reinforce it with packing tape.
We then set up our table of contents. We organize our notebooks by each unit.
The first thing we learn is all about our state! :)
Before students can learn about South Carolina, they need to figure out where we live in the world!
Next we move on to learning the difference between physical and human features. We take notes together in class and then students draw a picture with each note. Here you can see she drew a tree as the physical feature and a house as a human feature.
We then learn about the 4 main river systems in SC. We also learn that all the lakes in SC are human features!!
Learning the 6 land regions of SC by making a map.
The Blue Ridge region...some of my students never knew there were mountains in South Carolina!
The Piedmont Region...they love the peach water tower in Gaffney!
Social Studies notebooks were set up when I first joined the 3rd grade team. I've been tweaking them the last two years and I am hoping to add more interactive components this year! I've seen so many great ideas on other blogs about interactive notebooks. Do you do note-booking in your class?