The boys and girls had three guest teachers while I attended a meeting this morning. They were introduced to their new spelling words, worked in their phonics books, had indoor recess, and read The Three Little Javelinas. When I returned to 104, it was time for math. The first graders used place value to describe the values of digits in 2-digit numbers. We also counted how many pajamas we have so far in our pajama drive. Ask your child for an update!
After indoor recess and Quiet Time, the first graders went upstairs to P.E. During science, they reviewed properties of solids by playing Guess My Property and completing an activity sheet that focused on one property. We closed out the day with a social studies lesson about Native Americans in the Pacific Northwest. We concentrated on the tradition of totem poles. After looking at photos and a poster of totem poles, the boys and girls enjoyed the legend Whale in the Sky before beginning to make their own totem pole models. Ask your child about the thunderbird!
We will enjoy Taste of North America tomorrow!