Some of the lessons I presented were abstract long division, parts of a woody stem, other types of stems, gender nouns, the food chain, math facts, polygons, introduction to the leaf, types of lines, parts of a line, verb charades, singular and plural nouns, parts of a leaf, felting, multiples, rhythm sticks, and the crust, mantle, and core. We also had a group discussion about the importance of keeping our hands to ourselves and what to do if someone has teased, hit or kicked you.
Some of the children baked cornbread for our students and for the students at Mustard Seed.
We learned about the components of a tall tale and enjoyed the story of Alfred Bulltop Stormalong. Did you know that he was 18 feet tall when he was a baby and had a voice that sounded like a foghorn? And when he burped, he blew the roof off a meetinghouse! Some children were inspired to write their own tall tales.
We also read What Do You Do with a Problem? and discussed how small problems can become big worries and strategies that can help you feel less worried.
The Wild Robot was one of our favorite read-alouds last year, and we voted to read it again and introduce the 1st years to Roz and her animal friends.