Thank you to all the dads, grandpas, and uncles who were able to celebrate with us this week! The students had a great time working together with their family and describing why their special person was a superhero to them.
As a culminating activity for our Meeting Characters and Learning Lessons reading unit, Class 1-204B performed different Elephant and Piggie plays. The students chose which book they wanted to perform and which character they wanted to play. Performing the plays gave the students the perfect opportunity to practice all of the skills we learned during this unit. The students made their character come to life by changing their voice, body, and facial expressions. They thought about how their character was feeling at that moment and decided how they should look, act, and sound. The students also created hats and props for their parts. We invited class K-110 into our class to be our audience. The students worked so hard and did such a great job!!!
This week, Bronx Delta celebrated Mother’s Day by inviting the special women in our students’ lives into the classroom. The children were so excited for this special event. They created a craft together with their special person. After that, they played a game called “Mom, Let’s Talk” where they asked each other some fun questions. Thank you so much to all of the moms who were able to celebrate with us! We all had a great time!
The first graders went on a field trip to the Queens Museum. First, we got to see the Panorama, a bird’s eye view of the five boroughs that was put together by a team of over 100 people for the World’s Fair. We learned about the five boroughs and what kinds of places and structures were in each borough. Then we broke up into five groups: Manhattan, Staten Island, Queens, Brooklyn, and the Bronx. Each group applied what they had learned from the Panorama to recreate each borough using building blocks and other materials. Take a look to see how we worked together to create each borough!
As a culminating activity for our reading unit on characters, the students performed reader’s theater! The students broke up into groups and then chose their roles. We performed Froggy Bakes a Cake, The Three Billy Goats Gruff, Little Red Riding Hood, and the Lemonade Stand. The first graders practiced their lines and made their characters come to life by thinking about what was happening in the story. They used this information to help them change their voice and use their bodies to match how the character was feeling. Last, they created props that they felt were important to tell their story. They all did a great job becoming their characters and using all that they learned from the unit to perform their play!