Maybe it's because I'm on Pinterest project overload...or I'm rebelling against my pre-determined projects I decided on when I created my curriculum over the summer...but I'm having a hard time deciding what to do with my 2nd graders! This exact outcome was one of the reasons I've hesitated in the past to create a curriculum with projects already picked out...I plan them months in advance, forget what I planned, have to look up my project influences, or the group of kids I have just isn't ready for the concepts I'm trying to teach!
This is where I'm having the problem with my 2nd grade group...in general it is a group with some low functioning/behavior issue students. They are large classes and over half of them can't read on their own! We just finished our Chihuly project where we talked about organic shapes and patterns...I'd like to move to a project that involves geometric shapes and reviews the primary and secondary colors. I could go with a typical Mondrian project, but I'm doing Mondrian with my kindergartner's next and I don't want to over do it.