Our social studies curriculum calls for us to be teaching the “Core Democratic Values.” Luckily for me, the state of Michigan breaks these down HERE.
I always start with The Pursuit of Happiness. I love it because kids can easily connect with this idea, it helps us jump into classroom rules AND most importantly it connects well to my favorite children’s book…. FANCY NANCY!
While we discuss the Pursuit of Happiness we keep oodles of Anchor Charts (that of course I tossed into recycling…..) and we record our thinking in these books….
It’s only one piece of paper and has the fancy dotted handwriting lines… Think September.
We also jam out to this little diddy compliments of School House Rock!
I also put together a list of books we read to help us uncover The Pursuit of Happiness. They’re some of my favorites!
Alright! I am off to finish this break off strong! I'm sure you're off to finish this week off strong! Good luck!!