The specials classes of the day were Library and Financial Literacy. The boys and girls were excited that Ms. Kovarski read them a book that took place in Tanzania: My Rows and Piles of Coins.
During math, we reviewed the use of bar models to show addition and subtraction. We also practiced writing equations using a square to represent an unknown number. As part of this, we noticed that more than one equation may be used to solve a problem.
In the afternoon, we learned about Abraham Lincoln. After reading Abe Lincoln's Hat, the boys and girls assembled their own hat-shaped biographies of Lincoln. The first graders also compared their heights to a life-size cutout of the president. Another fun activity was seeing how big Lincoln's shoe was compared to their shoes.
We will go to Lifeline Theatre tomorrow. Students should bring a bag lunch to eat in school after we return from the play.