Ms. Gleason's Globetrotters
Weekly Newsletter for the Weeks of May 2nd - 13th
Busy Bees Down on the Farm!
As I'm sure you've heard from your little ones, we are creating our own farms and learning all about life on the farm. Last week, we began our unit by talking about what we already know about farms. Although our class knows quite a lot already, there's much more for us to learn.
This farm unit takes us through how to plan, build and pay for a working farm. Along the way, we learn about some of the different animals that live on the farm. Your little ones have to use their farm grid to buy land for their buildings and animals, budget and count money to pay for their materials and livestock for the farm, as well as write expository and poetic prose about each animal.
Last week, we began by planning for and adding our farmhouse, road, barn, silo and tractors to our farm. This week, we were introduced to our first animal on the farm, the goat. Your little ones did some amazing writing about goats and came up with some super alliterative poems! We will also begin working on adding sheep to the farm and learn about these awesome animals!
The kids did an amazing job with their CTP Standardized Testing this week. They were rock stars at navigating through the iPads and following instructions. I can tell that they worked hard and tried their best. Way to go first graders!