Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â We had a great week in first grade as we had our first field trip to The One World Theater.Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â The theater is actually a Tuscan style villa so I told the class this counted as our Italy field trip!Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â The show was very well done and the children were well prepared to hear the stories.Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â When I asked the class some of their favorite things about the day I received responses ranging from the 3 snacks, the car rides, no homework and some actually did say the play!Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â We saw the musical production of The Teacher From the Black Lagoon and Other Stories.
Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â On Chinese New Year each student presented their independent projects about China.Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â What I thought would take 30 minutes took all morning as they each had a lot to say and share about their Chinese topics.Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â We broke up the morning with rice cakes with red preserves and later after Hebrew I served them Chinese noodles in a bowl with chopsticks.Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â They loved it and want my recipeÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã‚Â¦ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã‚Â¦secretÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã‚Â¦ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã‚Â¦..I made it up. Serve in a bowl with chopsticks.Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â Even our pickiest of eaters ate it !Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â We had some kids eat 3 to 4 servings!Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â In Math we wrote numbers in Chinese and wrote our own math problems.Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â We made dragon tangrams and explored with new polygons.Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â We talked about some Chinese inventions and wrote sentences about them.
Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â On Friday our reading groups all had more topics about China and each group talked about fact vs. opinion.Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â We underlined supporting details and some of us had pictures to draw.Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â We had a guest speaker to our class from China who talked to the class about growing up in China and then answered their questions.Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â We painted Chinese fans with watercolors to finish off our week of China.
Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â During a recess we had a tug of war with the other first grade class to ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã…â€œtieÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã‚Â into our study of force and motion.Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â We also tried to flyÃƒâ€šÃ‚Â a kite.Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â Kites were invented in China and it went along withÃƒâ€šÃ‚Â Force and Motion.Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â Attached are a few photos of this week
Looking forward to the new weekÃƒâ€šÃ‚Â with a lot more fun and learning.Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â