Tuesday, October 26, 2010

50’s Day!

 Yesterday was our 50th day of school so …
we had 50’s Day!

It was so much fun! We practiced counting to 50, of course! We played with toys boys and girls played with in the 50’s-slinkies, Tinkertoys, Lincoln Logs, Playdoh, Etch a Sketch, Jacks and Mr. Potato Head!

We used Silly Putty to transfer Peanut comics strips, watched a slideshow showing what people wore, how they watched movies, listened to music, what cars they drove, how they shopped, etc. We compared and contrasted life in the 50’s to our lives now.

We dressed they way boys and girls dressed during this time and visited our own “Soda Shop” where we listened to music on the “jukebox”, ate Jell-O and drank Cokes out of glass bottles! We even watched an episode of “I Love Lucy”-the famous candy episode! 

People used to listen to records or as one student noticed, "big CD's"!

We had fun at our Soda Shop!

We write about how life was different in the 1950's
and include this in our Kindergarten Scrapbook.

We used this Compare/Contrast chart to recognize many of
the differences and similarities between the 1950's and today.

Boys and girls met at the Soda Shop on the way home from school
instead of going to Chuck E. Cheese on the weekend.  Wow!

TV shows were in black and white!  There were only three channels
and you had to GET UP to change the channel! 
Holy Smoke, times were tough!

We learned that Mr. Potato Heads were real potatoes!

We even read Dick and Jane!

Such a fun way to meet an ALCOS for Social Studies!