Saturday, March 12, 2016

Introducing Greek Mythology!

As we near the end of another school year, I decided I wanted to branch out from our current curriculum.  I remember learning about Greek Mythology when I was in 5th grade and how I loved every second of it.  I figured if I love something this much, maybe my students will too!  I did some searching on Teachers Pay Teachers and discovered amazing units by Nicole Shelby (find her units here).  Because Greek myths can be a bit racy, she took the main myths and re-wrote them in kid friendly language.

We are a week into the unit, and my kids are in love!  They walk in every morning and ask when we are going to do more Greek mythology.  Music to my ears!! As we finished our first week, I had the students write their favorite thing they’ve learned so far or one new thing they have learned.  I hope these make you smile as much as they made me! J 

My favorite thing I learned so far is King Midas is a greedy man and powerful man.  I learned that Zeus is the boss of all the Gods and is married to Hera and his brother Hades is the God of the underworld.
- Juan

Something new I learned in from the Golden Touch is never like gold more than your family because you can get sad when something happens.
- Lupita

My favorite thing I’ve learned so far is King Midas because he had the golden touch and because he learned his lesson that family is more important than money.
- Emily

My favorite God is Zeus because he is the king of every God and the king of lightening. 
- Luis

My favorite thing that I've learned so far was sometimes there is bad luck and good luck.
- Josh T.

My favorite thing I've learned so far is King Midas got the golden touch.  One new thing I've learned is never wish a foolish wish.
- Priscilla

More to come every Friday!

1 comment:

  1. I am so excited that you all are getting to learn about Greek Mythology! There are so many interesting stories to read. One of my favorite parts about Greek Mythology are the names of the Gods! They all sound so magical for the most part. A few of my favorites: Athena, Medusa and Pandora... I hope you all take this opportunity to learn more about Greek mythology and find some excitement in them like Ms. Keating and I have! I can't wait to read more about your learning! <3

    Mrs. Menard