We had an amazing time on our river field trip with the Fairbanks Museum. Leila and Bobby from the Fairbanks Museum met us at Nat Tripp's property where we got to explore the river and all the life surrounding it. We used nets and containers to catch and look at creatures up close. Before we left, we returned all the life back to their natural habitats. We saw fiddleheads, wild strawberries, animal tracks, spiders, dragonflies, tadpoles, snails, and even a salamander. Today was full of fun and adventure - I bet everyone sleeps well tonight!
Phew! We have been SO busy here in First Grade and I realized I haven't updated you with what we're up to lately. So - here's a quick glimpse into all the fun and learning we've been doing. Ask your Firstie to tell you what we've been learning about.
This month's Community Meeting has been cancelled. There will be one final Community Meeting on the last day of school - Thursday, June 9th. I will post more information as soon as it is available.
We've been working on our non fiction text comprehension this week. Firsties are learning how we need to read non fiction books a little bit differently than fiction books. Nonfiction books have text features to help us better understand what we are reading. Here Firsties are working together to find some text features and practice using using them.
This month at Community Meeting we honored our guest teachers by sharing some poems our students wrote about them. Austin and Naomi shared the poems that the first grade classes wrote. Ask you Firstie how to write an "ing poem".
Two more Firsties, Evan and Ella, also shared at Community Meeting. These Firsties shared with everyone how our chickens need their food scraps and what they can do with them after lunch to save them for our chickens who are rapidly growing.
Aubrey was recognized during Community Meeting for working for the money she donated to help feed our chicks. Great job Aubrey! The entire First Grade was also recognized for being amazing role models during our last fire drill. While the older students were loud and fooled around our Firsties knew exactly how to behave and we are so very proud of them!
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