Discussion in 'Elementary Education' started by shoreline02, Jan 23, 2017.
Jan 23, 2017
Is a Peanuts theme too young for 4th grade?
It all depends on how you teach it? so you are teaching children about peanuts?
For a classroom theme I don't think it's too young. They may not know who the characters are though... or at least the kids at my school probably wouldn't know who they are.
Mine wouldn't either.
Do a lesson on comic strips as a form of reading material and expose them to Peanuts! Valentine's is coming up. Show the Charlie Brown Valentine video.
IMO, definately not too young, 4th graders love almost anything.
I thought about a Peanuts theme for my high school class...
I think they are ageless and timeless. Just don't overdo it. The good thing is it lets you stick to primary colors. Maybe just do a few Peanuts accents to go with the primary colors? That would make it easy to change for another theme without starting over, and it will be more subtle.
I was in a 3rd grade classroom where the teacher had a Peanut's theme. It was super cute. Each table was a different character. She had a big cut out of Snoopy in his airplane with a cute quote about reading takes you places. It was adorable! I think they would know what it is especially since they watch Charlie Brown Christmas and the movie was just recently out.
Snoopy, Charlie Brown, et al.
Jan 26, 2017
I think the kids would be into it and probably know the characters since the new Peanuts movie came out a year or two ago. My kids love it!
Even at my age, I enjoy watching a Peanuts cartoon or reading the comics. I like how the cartoons employed jazz music in the cartoons; this could possibly lead to integrating a couple of jazz pieces concerning other subject matter (quick e.g., Woodchoppers' Ball for a unit on levers). Concerning the comics, the characters' discussions were not typical kid-type discussions--these could be used for classroom discussions when they fit other subject matter (they often discussed history or government) or writing journal prompts. I can foresee a writers' workshop activity where each student writes from the perspective of a specific character; (I'd love to see what Snoopy would write)!
Jan 28, 2017
My fourth graders would love it!
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