As part of the rich experiences offered in First Grade, one of the class favorites is our study of Ancient Greece. The study of cultures and views outside of our own are a great way to get students thinking about what else is out there, in this great big world. For two months, first graders have been learning the ways of the Ancient Greeks and what it might of been like to be alive during this time. We discussed and studied everything from Greek architecture to food, culture and art. The students recently celebrated with a festival to “show off” all their hard work! They became tours guides for parents and friends, while sharing hand made greek pottery and sandals, as well as greek artifacts that the students made themselves. It was amazing to watch how much each student learned and, by immersing themselves into the the Ancient Greek culture, it was such a meaningful and fun way to really take away the idea of a whole different way of living. I am so proud of all the work that these First Graders did!
Elementary PE has been staying active and learning new skills. Before winter break all elementary classes participated in a jump rope unit. Within the jump rope unit students practiced different types of jumps and learned about the benefits of jumping rope. We are currently in the middle of our basketball unit practicing dribbling, passing and shooting.