Our classroom smelled like a tropical oasis when Maverick's mom showed us how to make healthy and tasty fruit kebobs, complete with cheese and marshmallows. What a tasty way to end our Wednesday!
Makenna's grandma came all the way from Washington D.C. to read a book to us about a little girl that will only eat poi, a traditional Hawaiian dish made from taro. 1ài decided that maybe eating just one food all the time would not be very much fun and that maybe it wasn't such a great idea to be a picky eater. Hmmmm...we'll see how that goes at home.
Makenna's mom also shared a beautiful picture book with us and we had a lot of fun guessing the word that went with the expression on the face of the fish. Our vocabulary is amazing!
Sophie and her mom shared a bit of their holiday tradition with our class on Wednesday when we decorated delicious homemade pepparkakor cookies. We frosted, sprinkled, flowered and M&M'd our creations to perfection. Yum!
Sai Kung town that is as we investigated local housing while exploring our environment. The students went out looking for houseboats, fishing boats, apartment buildings, shop homes and village homes and managed to find even more types of homes. Special thanks to Ezha's mom Kylie, Yuvin's parents Jawon and Paul, Olle's mom Johanna and Naut's mom (and an amazing photographer) Inge for helping us along our tour! Can you see any new homes? Please ask your first grader about the homes of Sai Kung!
Look at the three homes below and choose one to write about. Here are some questions to consider as you are writing:
Please add your ideas in the comment section.
The students in 1ài started a graphing unit and have been learning about different types of graphs and what they can be used for. They began my making single Venn diagrams. They learned that single Venn diagrams can only be used for questions with 2 possible answers. Then they began to explore tally graphs and bar graphs which can be used to ask questions with multiple answers. They students finished the week by making their own tally graphs with questions they created. Next, they will learn to turn a tally graph into a bar graph. Have you seen any graphing at home?