Thanks to some clear, gel-filled ant farms, First Graders got to peek into what goes on below the surface of ant colonies on Thursday. We used magnifying glasses to look at the ants up close, in order to create detailed diagrams of their bodies. We labeled the head, thorax, abdomen, six legs, antennae, and eyes. Ants are amazing to watch, and our students were mesmerized by their hard work.
Students are learning about the commutative property of math and writing true number sentences to develop the understanding that there are several ways to come to the same conclusion. This helps students see the connection to process over product. We played a group game against the teacher to develop these skills and engaged in partner activities throughout the week.
Students are starting to study craft moves of mentor authors to learn new techniques to try in their writing. This week we reread Night of the Veggie Monster and identified several techniques George McClements uses in his writing. Be sure to ask your scholar all about it!
Friday, October 9th- Distance Learning Day
October 12th & 13th- Fall Break (NO SCHOOL)