We kicked off our Thanksgiving Flex day with the book “Balloons Over Broadway “ which tells the story of how the Thanksgiving Day parade came to be. Students then designed and created their very own balloons. Some creations had a lot of “pop” but each idea came out a “floating” success with perseverance! Check out our pre-Thanksgiving Day parade!
Thanksgiving Parade Video
First graders celebrated Veterans Day by learning all about what it means to be a veteran. We were fortunate enough to have Mr. Savage come to teach us about his service. The first graders were very intrigued and thankful. A huge thank you to him for his service and the amazing presentation he shared with us.
We also spent the afternoon exploring fall. Students became scientists in the classroom. They made many observations, groupings, and leaf rubbings. Overall, it was a ball exploring fall!
Our first Flex Friday was all about Growth Mindset. We focused on the power of "YET" which is something we will use a lot in first grade. There are many things that we may not be able to do "YET" but just watch us grow. Students learned about the importance of making mistakes and that it helps us to learn and grow with our story, "The Girl Who Never Made Mistakes".
CHECK OUT THE VIDEO BELOW!!!
Then, first graders took on the challenge of building a hamster wheel for one of the characters in the story. They had to fit and safely keep the hamster inside while creating a wheel that would actually roll. It was a great "rolling" start to our Flex Friday learning.
I hope that everyone had a safe, fun, and relaxing summer. We are going to have an incredible year filled with fun and learning. We will greet old friends and new with joy. I am looking forward to learning and growing with each and every one of you. I can’t wait to dive in to academics and STEM learning with open-mindedness in our learning adventures this year!