Dear families of 1B,
What a busy week in 1B! We started off our week with a very special lunch inside our classroom. Students served themselves rice, chicken, broccoli, pineapple, cookies and milk. We will discuss our food choices during next week’s Unit time!
We collected and gathered information about everyone’s choices and graphed what our friends chose to eat. We are learning about nutrition and how to make balanced choices for a healthy body and will dig deeper into our food choices next week.
In our preparations for UN Day next Monday we have been spending the week talking about the sustainable development goals – SDGs, and working them into our learning activities. THANK YOU very much indeed for your help in translating them. It is impressive that our first graders know so much about them and are able to identify many of the goals by number.
We held an SDG Scavenger Hunt during maths time, as well as SDG Bingo and a multi class read aloud each day this week. The children also found their swimming lesson obstructed by plastic yesterday in response to the plastic in our oceans. They worked together to clean the pool of ‘pollution’. A huge thank you goes out to our PE teachers for such a valuable learning experience.
Our PE teachers also helped us with our buddy class 4B this week in coordinating a skateboarding lesson. Many of 1B had never been on a skateboard before and the fourth graders rose to the occasion teaching them how to put on their protective gear and learn some new skills!
In addition, this week we began our outside play-based learning time. The students had a great time collaborating with other members of the grade 1 community and exploring new resources. They played with slime, play foods, giant building blocks and the maker table where they enjoyed taking apart electrical items using protective glasses and tools.
Thank you for your continued support with home reading. Please let me know if you are unable to find your child’s reading log.
We look forward to seeing as many of you as possible on Monday for UN day. The event will now start at 11:00am in the Sports Center and not 10:30am as previously advertised.
Students are asked to dress smartly in their national outfits or a country that you are attached to. Lev’s dad has very kindly worked to organise the lunch. If you have not yet signed up to contribute, but intend to, please let him know.
Have a wonderful weekend!