What an action packed week! From visiting the GCS book fair to browse for some new books, to observing the patterns of the moon, and learning more about place value in math, it has been a fun week of learning! Thank you for attending spring conferences! As your child’s teacher, I am so proud of all their growth and continued development. I am so grateful to be working with you as your child continues to make great accomplishments in first grade!
Today, March 22nd marked World Water Day! We learned 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! We were inspired by information from a local author Christine Ieronimo and her story, A Thirst For Home, and her real-life experiences! We read her story and had an open-ended discussion about the small village of Ethiopia, as well as ways we can conserve water daily.
This year WORLD WATER DAY is focusing on the theme ‘Leaving no one behind’. This is an adaptation of the central promise of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development: as sustainable development progresses, everyone must benefit. We learned how still today, billions of people are still living without safe water – their households, schools, workplaces, farms and factories struggling to survive and thrive. Marginalized groups – women, children, refugees, indigenous peoples, disabled people and many others – are often overlooked, and sometimes face hardships, as they try to access and manage the safe water they need. We learned facts about how to use nature for water by visiting the website wordwaterday.org.
Here’s some links to read more at home, as well as view some clips of Christine Ieronimo and her story!