After some time, we moved on to our morning meeting and then reviewed our trip to Historic Wagner Farm. The boys and girls shared some details of what they learned and did while there. We arranged the ideas into the following categories: Introduction, cow class, chicken class, and outdoor animals. After this, the students used the ideas to write complete sentences about the excursion. Photos of the writers at work are on our Shutterfly site.
During math, the students practiced fast facts. We reviewed near doubles and explored the commutative property of addition. Ask your child to tell you what this new math vocabulary word means.
In our ongoing quest to become better human beings, we read and briefly discussed the books One and Zero by Kathryn Otoshi. I find One to be especially relevant as we work on choosing kindness in our words and actions.
The first graders created little Ferdinands to sit under the cork tree and smell the flowers. After this, they received copies of the book Solids and Liquids. I no longer use this version of the book so the students may keep them!
At the end of the day, the students looked at posters and pictures of famous places in France. They then matched pictures and descriptions of French landmarks. Ask your child to name some famous places in Paris!
We will begin a new story in our Junior Great Books tomorrow.
Please check backpack mail for notes about Taste of Europe coming up this Wednesday!