"The more that you read, the more things you will know.The more that you learn, the more places you'll go.""-Dr. Seuss, (I Can Read With My Eyes Shut!)
A look back at the highlights of March in 1st Grade...
Sadly, this March was also a month of snow...however, we are happily looking forward to the official start of spring.
Despite the snow days, we plunged forward into our study of Maps and Communities. After learning more about the elements of a community, the students joined together in cooperative groups to plan and build one of each variety: Urban, Suburban, and Rural. We collected building materials and much creativity was displayed. This study also used digital resources and Tr. Scott helped with using online topic maps and interactive building games.
Delayed due to snow, we met Mrs. Boulden from the Main Line Animal Rescue (www.MLAR.org), who brought her cuddly three-legged pug "Jellybean" in to meet the students. We learned about how a private rescue provides shelter and hope for animals looking for a new home. We also had fun making pine cone birdfeeders for the birds who are still searching for food. First grade hung their birdfeeders (with help from Tr. Chris!) right near our window so we can watch the chickadees, mourning doves, and occasional cardinal pick up seeds!
We enjoyed a homemade Philadelphia treat, "Irish Potatoes", on St. Patrick's Day, shared by the Morrison family. As always, leprechauns tickle the imagination of all.
I hope everyone enjoyed a marvelous Spring Break! Looking ahead, we will be exploring Fairy Tales and Fairy Houses in April before moving into Seeds and Sprouts and a celebration of Earth Day.
Our "Book Buddy" reading program continues, thank you for all the joyful reading time you spend with your children and for your support and enthusiasm! Thank you to Tr. Gail for all her support!
Reminders:~Please keep in mind that we go outside daily, so your child will need clothes to match the weather. Boots are helpful for mud (with a change of shoes for indoors) Please write your child's name or initials on any pieces of clothing.~Don't forget to pack an afternoon snack!
Upcoming Dates to Remember:
Happy spring!In friendship,Tr. Michele
"As we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same." (Nelson Mandela)
1st grade settling in for the bus rideto Brandywine River Museum
Opportunities to lead are abundant and Goshen students are encouraged to embrace these opportunities. Students who learn leadership skills early in their academic careers grow to be confident and compassionate leaders.