On Wednesday, March 22nd Marked World Water Day! The first grade class has been learning and doing so much around this special day! On World Water Day, people everywhere show that they care and that they have the power to make a difference! And these first graders- CARE! They were inspired by information from a local author Christine Ieronimo and her story, A Thirst for Home, and real-life experiences! They remembered her visit to our school last year, but now as first graders we reread her story and had an open-ended discussion about the small village of Ethiopia, as well as ways we can conserve water daily.
We then read another book from another local author, Mark Kimball Moulton. His book Change the World Before Bedtime- really fueled our creative writing process! The students learned about compassion and ways they can change the world in small steps. They wrote their poems using imagery, and their senses, in order to get their messages across about how they can make a change just doing small everyday things!
What we're learning in first grade. Students are also making comments in class! At home add to the posts, too.