students reviewing things from the past

Today in Mrs. Byrne, Mrs. Corush, and Miss Eiter’s Language Arts classrooms, students built more schema on how life in the 1940s might be like.  Rotating around various stations, students looked at pictures of fashion of men and women from shirts and dresses to pants, suits, and shoes.  They also listened to Glenn Miller’s Big Band music and watched videos on the jitterbug.  Finally, students learned about the inventions of silly putty and aerosol cans and how they were meant for World War II.  Students created a Venn Diagram and shared ideas with each other and the classroom.  The classes will be able to use this background knowledge as they read their last anchor test of the year: “Stepping on the Cracks” by Mary Downing Hahn.