This week we began a science unit about animals and their survival needs. As science researchers- Our first lesson was called, “Why does a woodpecker peck wood?” We learned how every animal has the need to find food. When we see animals in the wild, very often they are looking for food.
You can encourage your child’s curiosity at home! It’s great for a child to have the experience of observing a critter that’s been seen outside. It could be as simple as keeping a bug in a jar, or having a discussion about a bird . Don’t do the work for your child, ask them what kinds of things the creature might need. . Together, you can search Google or Kiddle to find out what the animal eats or looks like! Even how the animal survives in nature! Have fun exploring!
Today was a special day! The students learned all about Martin Luther King, Jr. through inquiry based activities, learning all about a KWL organizer, and watching a nonfiction video about Martin Luther King, Jr. on BrainPopJr. Where they had a chance to find the answers to many of their questions. They learned about his dream for equality and peace, and we talked about how our differences make us special!!!
Check back soon to hear us share our dreams in our very own class iMovie!
Wow! It has been a super fun filled week of learning!
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What we're learning in first grade. Students are also making comments in class! At home add to the posts, too.