We traced the shadow made by a chain link fence on a sunny morning to observe how shadows change over time. We played shadow tag at different times as well to see how outdoor shadows shrink and grow over the course of a day. Then, we modeled our observations in class to connect the movement of the sun with the changes in the shadows we observed.
It was a beautiful day for our butterfly release! 1R students observed these amazing animals as they went through their life cycle stages in our classroom. Because they had already laid their eggs, the butterflies were docile enough so that many students had the chance to hold them before they flew away.
We loved learning more about insects at Ward’s Pond, on a special trip sponsored by the Brookline Recreation Department.
We are starting a new math unit on fractions. We learned what equal parts of a pizza and other shapes look like, and how to write the fraction.
As part of our poetry unit, we learned that poets help us create movies in our minds that can change. We listened to the first part of a poem and drew the images it created in our minds. Then we listened to the whole poem and drew the new images we "saw" in our minds. Last, we wrote a sentence telling when in the poem the images in our minds changed.
We have been performing reader’s theater plays via Skype. Our audience is in Kansas!!
As part of our insect unit, we learned about the body parts of adult insects. We also learned a step by step way to draw an adult termite, and labeled all of its body parts.
We started a new unit in science. In partners, we observed real insects with a jeweler’s loupe, drew a colored sketch in our science notebook, and wrote observations about each insect.
We had a blast at our Mexican fiesta for Cinco de Mayo!