Our first full week of first grade! We got to join many spectators of the solar eclipse. The kids were in awe of seeing the moon cover the sun. We had some clouds come in and out, but we definitely saw the eclipse. How awe-inspiring.
Welcome to Grade 1. Ask your child why we love Taylor Swifts' "Welcome to New York" Pets version. We used this song to play Mix and Mingle. We can to dance to the tune and then practice these sentences with various partners.
3 Billy Goats Gruff Build a Better Bridge. We read the classic fairy tale of 3 Billy Goats Gruff. We added a contemporary educational spin on it--STEM and Growth Mindset. Students are to design a better bridge after the bridge collapses. All the while, help the troll work through his negative attitude that he "can't" or it's "too hard." Table groups worked in teams with a tub full of supplies to "build a better bridge." Afterwards we debriefed about how we built the bridge and how we had a positive Growth Mindset attitude.