As April began, we started a new topic. We are now learning about plants! To introduce our new topic, we read The Tiny Seed by Eric Carle. Then, after learning about the different parts of a plant, we became farmers. Each first grader planted a green bean seed and a scallion bulb in planter boxes in our classrooms. The boxes are sitting on top of the bookcases right next to the windows now, getting plenty of light. We are excitedly waiting for our crops to grow!
We made our April visit to the class tree, and unlike some other April visits of years past, we found the tree to be full of leaves and flower buds! Please check out this week’s picture email to see!
Because we are now in the season of spring, the first graders were welcomed back to class this week with vases of tulips on their tables. During journal time, we wrote stories about tulips, we drew pictures of the tulips, and we even wrote some tulip poems!
Please continue to send in a water bottle with your first grader every day. Especially as the days get warmer, it helps us transition from recess back to class much more quickly when the first graders can grab their own water bottles and not need to wait for cups of water to be poured. Thank you very much for your help!
Have a great weekend!
-Miss Deena Tanenbaum