Our school knows how to do things right. 🙂 And Veterans’ Day is one of those things that we do that has quickly become a day we look forward to celebrating together with our friends, family and honored guests.
Let me share our day with you. 🙂
First of all, here’s the first grade portion of the program.
Aren’t we a handsome bunch of kiddos?
We’re talented, too. 🙂 Here’s our Veterans’ Day song:
Before we sang, there were some tributes to our honored first grade guests. It was pretty special. 🙂
Lastly in the program, some Robinson friends (including our RM. 202 friend Kaiden!) read the official Veterans’ Day proclamation:
Now…in case you wanted to see the entire program, it was live-streamed on Periscope and can be viewed in its entirety at these links: Part 1 and Part 2. Also, Mrs. Sisul has updated Robinson’s Facebook page with pics from the day. Check it out here.
Another amazing and thoughtful day spent celebrating some really important people and appreciating the freedoms and opportunities we have in America! Great job, Rm. 202!
Whew! This was a BUSY week! We had a day off with Election Day, but then came back and hit the ground running with Veterans’ Day on Friday and our program. We were really excited about continuing our work with shapes, non-fiction (both in Reading and Writing), as well as some author work with Lauren Castillo as we finished up the Global Read Aloud. So…that meant that we got 19 books read in 4 days, and we also hit a TREMENDOUS milestone: we passed 200 books!!
First the update of what the door looks like now:
WOWZA! Look at all those books! (And yes, I did have to fudge that last strip of pictures–didn’t get them on before I left on Friday!)
We are up to 208 now, and reached 200 with this book on Thursday:
We put a star on it, just like when we got to 100. 🙂
This week we read 3 or 4 non-fiction books to help us with our reading and writing work, 5 shape books to go along with our math investigations, 2 books about the sun (the focus in our Science unit right now), and a couple of additional texts by some authors we love but haven’t read yet: The Happiest Book Ever by Bob Shea (we started Wednesday morning with this one!), King Baby by Kate Beaton (we read this one twice because it was so good!), Cat the Cat Who is That? and Nanette’s Baguette by Mo Willems (all those -et words!!), and Happy Like Soccer by Maribeth Boelts and Lauren Castillo. Lastly, we ended the week with a Veterans’ Day tribute as Mrs. Meihaus read America’s White Table to us during our Library visit.
As I always say, I’m excited to see what this next week will bring us (I think there are at least 6 books on the plan for tomorrow already!), and am SO GLAD we are doing this challenge. Someday soon I plan on having some big-deal math around the work we’ve done here so far, as well as predictions for where we might go. Can’t wait to share! 🙂