Australia takes over G1ai in today's Mystery Reader! Dordor, Oliver's mom, came in armed with a selection of Australian themed books and a platoon of stuffed wombats, kangaroos and dingos too! Let's see how it turned out!
I'm the Gingerbread Man. Or so he (they) thought. A platoon of gingerbread men arrived in 1ai this morning, waiting to be beautifully decorated by a class of eager first graders. Little did they know what would happen to them once they were decorated with coloured frosting, candies and chocolates. See what fate awaited them below.
Oh, and special thanks to Noeleen, Maggie's mom, for bringing in this special treat that ties in nicely with our storytelling unit!
In our How We Express Ourselves UOI, 1ai has been learning about different forms of storytelling and it's components. During our literacy rotations, we've introduced a Readers Theatre where students take on a role of a character in a fairytale or folktale, and use their voices and expressions to bring them to life.
See how our class is practicing and bringing these stories to life in Readers Theatre!
Andy, Maggie's dad, came in today to share a few classic Mr Men and Little Miss books with the class. These books are always a crowdpleaser and today was no different. Check out how much the kids enjoyed it in the pics below!
Do we have a yummy treat for you today (well, your eyes anyway)! Mizuki, Kaito's mom, came in with not one, but TWO types of different onigiri/omusubi for 1ai to make! Students got to choose between salmon+rice or plain rice wrapped with a full strip of seaweed or soccer ball style seaweed. Needless to say, the kids (and teachers) enjoyed both making and eating this delicious snack!
It's time for some Phantom... err... Soup Opera! Here's the link to the video from this week's homework. Please watch it with your kids at home. Enjoy, and thanks!
Today, both G1 classes took a trip down to Hoi Ha Village, part of the Hoi Ha Marine Park, to learn about the mangroves in that area and how Mr. Dean has been supporting the mangrove vegetation in the area.
Students had an opportunity to visit different activity stations where they worked in their small groups to form a model of how mangroves protect us from the sea, the mangrove life cycle, a scavenger hunt of things that can be found in and around mangrove habitat, as well as take a small boat out to a sandbar to help plant mangrove seeds.
The kids loved the outdoor learning opportunity and being hands-on, helping out the mangroves so close to home!
Check out some of the pictures and videos below to see what they got up to!
And what a hurricane it was! It definitely blew the 1ai students away. Hawaiian hurricane popcorn mix, that is! Christine, Calleigh's mom, came in with a new delicious and savoury twist to regular ol' popcorn. Each student got a package of popcorn and had the choice of sprinkling seaweed bits and an assortment of Hawaiian biscuits and savoury treats. It was a huge hit with the kids and they went through them like a... hurricane...
Hoi Ha Wan Marine Park Field Trip
Casual Dress Day for
The Nature Conservancy
Ching Ming Festival
HKA Music Recital
PS Lunch Time
Family Math Fun Night
Casual Dress Day