We ended our nonfiction unit by researching an animal of our choice. We wrote a book full of facts and information that we learned.  I can’t wait for you to see all the things we learned at our animal museum this Tuesday!

To go along with our nonfiction unit we had a box called the
 wonder box.  Children could ask any questions they were curious about to the wonder box.  As a class we researched questions on www.ask.com. After we had a lot of practice the children were able to explore their own questions on www.ask.com.  The children created posters to show
others what they learned.
During this busy time we managed to squeeze in a few lessons on Earth Day. The children learned about the 3 Rs – Reduce, Reuse, Recycle.  We were surprised to find out we did a lot of these things already at home and school.  We listened to “It’s a Wonderful World” and created mental images with water colors. We combined our paintings with Mrs. Stewart’s class to create a quilt on Earth Day.  You can see this displayed in the first grade hall.

Olivia created this Earth Day poster during her free time!

We have been busy learning about nouns and verbs.  Meet our new students Nick Noun and Vicky Verb. 

To help us learn about verbs and nouns we listened to some songs.  The kids LOVED these!

Noun Song
To help us learn about nouns we went on a noun scavenger hunt, picked nouns out of sentences, and went on a noun hunt in books searching for a person, place, and/or thing.

To  help us learn about verbs we had a verb relay race. We learned that a verb is an action.  What better way to learn this than a verb race with Mrs. Stewart’s class!  We had so much fun!

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