Monday, August 30, 2010
Memory work: songs and actions
Our history fact on Charlemagne this week can be sung to "The Wheels on the Bus" with a wee bit of finagling.
Our science fact can be sung to the first lines of "Zacchaeus Was a Wee Little Man" (it actually works with "Wheels on the Bus", too, but hey, let's not confuse the poor kids). Suggested actions:
1. "Sedimentary and igneous rocks": hit your fist on your palm to the beat.
2. "over time/may change form": hold your hands up, palms out, then flip them to show the backs of your hands
3. "add some heat and pressure": hold up imaginary salt and pepper shakers; shake one, then the other
4. "metamorphic they become": form a mountain with your hands, then make it rise with the imaginary underground heat and pressure