M.C. Riley Third Grade Teachers

M.C. Riley Third Grade Teachers

Friday, August 19, 2011

Regions Song

I was looking for some good SC websites and found this regions song.

South Carolina Regions
by Kathy Bradley
South Carolina, it has 6 regions.
Come visit them and have some fun.
Start at the beach and go up to the mountains –
We’re gonna learn each and everyone.
The Coastal Zone beside the Atlantic Ocean makes its home.
Find a seashell or a little fish bone in the coastal zone.
The Outer Coastal Plains – some big ol’ swamps and flat terrain.
Many rivers to the ocean drain through the Outer Coastal Plains.
The Inner Coastal Plains – oh, it’s very clear,
Lots of sandy soil and farming here.
Millions of years ago the ocean was near,
The Inner Coastal Plain, my dear.
Repeat Chorus
The Sandhills (2 claps) a fun place to be.
Columbia our capital and USC.
Aiken and Camden lots of horses to see,
In the Sandhills, yes sir-ree! (4 claps)
The Piedmont (2 claps) where the big hills begin.
Rock Hill, so close to Carowinds!
Spartanburg and Greenville, lots of factories my friend,
The Piedmont (2 claps) where the big hills begin.
The Blue Ridge (2 claps) is the last region.
The Appalachian Mountains are so much fun!
Sassafras Mountain is the highest one,
In the Blue Ridge Region (4 claps)
Repeat Chorus

Friday, August 12, 2011

Work In Progress

This is definitely a work in progress.  I have so many great ideas, but they all take time.  Please share this page with your friends.  I am working on a Bluffton, SC History post so look for it in the near future.  I am also going to come up with a list of items that would meet the standards for 3rd grade Social Studies.

3-1.1 Identify on a map the location and characteristics of significant physical features of South Carolina, including landforms; river systems such as the Pee Dee River Basin, the Santee River Basin, the Edisto River Basin, and the Savannah River Basin; major cities; and climate regions.

3-1.2 Interpret thematic maps of South Carolina places and regions that show how and where people live, work, and use land and transportation.

3-1.3 Categorize the six geographic regions of South Carolina--the Blue Ridge Mountain Region, The Piedmont, the Sand Hills, the Inner Coastal Plain, the Outer Coastal Plain, and the Coastal Zone--according to their different physical and human characteristics.

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Welcome Back to School

  I am a third grade school teacher at M.C. Riley Elementary in Bluffon, SC. My name is Ms. Lancaster I have created this blog as a tool to help my third grade students learn about the geography and regions of South Carolina by interacting with students in that particular region.  My goal is to share information about our region, while we learn about the other regions.  I'll post pictures as well as tell interesting facts about our town.  I hope this becomes an exciting way to learn about South Carolina.