Morning work was learning how to draw a hippo. This was followed by reading/science. The first graders investigated the history and manufacturing of pencils. They learned how the product has changed and why. They also discussed problems that they think pencils still have and thought about ways they could be improved.
The three specials classes of the day were financial literacy, ASL, and STEAM. The boys and girls focused on spending vs. saving in financial literacy, signs made with 1, 2, 3, or 4 fingers in ASL, and researching animals in STEAM.
During science, we looked at the river rocks we sorted by size yesterday. The students filled out a graphic organizer which illustrated the relative sizes of the following: sand, gravel, pebbles, cobbles, and boulders. We ended the class by reading the book Sylvester and the Magic Pebble.
Finally, we finished the video about mummies, added stickers to the Africa page in our passports, and learned how to play the traditional African game mancala.