Using our light table for leaf study.
We are learning to construct and deconstruct shapes. Here, Tucker shows us how we could cut a big square apart into triangles.
We have spent several days planning and designing “Pattern Block Park.” Notice the slide and trees these little engineers constructed. My camera wasn’t fast enough to catch the dog park an earlier group built, complete with agility course and cool off pool. I need to recruit one of you awesome photographer parents to shadow us so I can capture everyone’s excellent work!
Silent reading time.
We have built up our stamina to 8 minutes of daily
We had a special treat in first grade today. Mrs. Sobia came and taught us how to make mint chutney. We all had a chance to sample it with chips, carrots, and cucumbers. Reviews were mixed among the first graders, but Ms. Cindy and I already have plans to whip up a batch at our own homes this afternoon. It was cool and refreshing, the perfect snack for a hot, sunny day. Thank you Mrs. Sobia for sharing your time and talents!
Sometimes in first grade, science just happens. Take today for example. We discovered caterpillars living in our mint leaves. Who knew? We also found a dead goldfish and fed it to the turtles. Then we used the water from the turtle tank (with all of its natural fertilizer) to water our plants, which are providing habitat for our caterpillars. The circle of life, right here in first grade. None of this is official curriculum, or on “the test,” but sometimes the best learning experiences aren’t. We had a great day.
Congratulations to our Elementary students on their excellent performance of the "Daily Pledge" on WKPT. Videos can be viewed on Grade Level Photo/video webpages on our school website as they become available in addition to the
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