This week, students continued their in-depth study of the Inuit by learning about shelter, music, storytelling, and art. Did you know that Iniut people only built igloos when they were far from home on hunting trips? Did you know that the word ‘iglu’ in the Inuktitut language means house? We learned these things (and more) this week as we looked closely at types of Inuit dwellings from long ago and today.
100th Day of School
Happy 100th day!
The 100th day of school is always an exciting event in First Grade. We planned special activities for math, reading, and snack and did a LOT of counting!
To finish their opinion writing unit, First Graders chose their favorite books, movies, games, and restaurants to review for an unconventional finished product: a newspaper! (the opinion section, anyway). The publishing party reflected the finished product in that we turned the Cooper School library into a comfy “living room” to recreate a lazy Sunday morning where parents and students lay around in PJs to read the paper together. We had cushions, blankets, bean bag chairs, and breakfast food to make it feel authentic. Everyone had a wonderful time relaxing and reading together!