Wednesday, 6 November 2013

Family Trees

In my grades 1 - 3 social studies class we've been working on groups we belong to.  Our first group of course is our family.  We delved a bit into our families past by creating family trees which include self, parents, siblings grandparents, aunts and uncles.  Colour-coded leaves were used for each group within the family.  Upon completion, each student scored (self-assessed)  his/her project.  Each scoring rubric is posted above the tree.

What I found interesting about Isaiah's tree is that 2 of his paternal aunts married  2 of his maternal uncles and one of his paternal uncles married on of Isaiah's maternal aunt.  I pointed it out to the students and considered having him colour code those couples, but it seemed to go above their heads.

On Monday, October 28, 2013 when my niece Annette Shirley was born, we were working on our family trees.  One of my students was quick to inform me that I need to add her to my family tree.  Here's a picture of our newest "leaflet" as well as my tree.

Notice the purple leaves - my brother's offspring.

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