Today's morning work was to reflect on what had been learned during financial literacy over the year. After this, we looked at the compound words in our last spelling unit of the year. The students received math books about measuring with metric units. They also figured out the next couple numbers in the Fibonacci sequence.
During reading, we reread "Skunny Wundy's Skipping Stone" in Junior Great Books. We discussed some of our wonderings about the story. The students also each decided whether Skunny Wundy defeated the giant because he was lucky or because he was clever. Later, the boys and girls reviewed contractions in their phonics books. Students who had pictures missing from their life history timeline banners worked on them today. They will be on display during the Options Department Showcase on Thursday.
Today's Inner Explorer practice centered on our senses and soothing sounds. The specials class of the day was STEAM.
The boys and girls were excited to see two adult painted lady butterflies had just emerged after morning recess. Following Quiet Time, they wrote about what had happened in the net habitat. The students were fortunate to see a butterfly immediately after it emerged from its chrysalis. It was hanging on the netting with crumpled wings. Later it was moving around a little. Ask your child what he/she learned about this! We also prepared a veritable feast of fruit for the butterflies to sample. Finally, we read the book Where Butterflies Grow and used a butterfly guide to identify the butterfly in the book as a black swallowtail.
The first graders hope to see more painted lady butterflies in the butterfly habitat tomorrow!