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We love to read and discuss the work of Kevin Henkes in first grade. We have many "literary conversations", we infer about the different characters and think about how they are similar or different from us.
Here are some pictures that I took in the last few weeks. They are some of the foods that we eat in the fall. Use your senses and imagination to figure out what they feel like to the touch, taste like, look like, smell like and would they make any sounds? Please post your comments.
As summer ends quickly and fall begins very soon, I want to welcome you to a new and exciting year of learning and working together.
As usual, I would like to share with you some of the wonderful things nature offers us. Please enjoy the pictures and answer the questions about them. For all of our new students and parents, our blog is a place to share experiences, ideas and to practice language. Please make sure to participate in order to support your children in their learning. Remember that you can answer in English or in your language!
The best of summer...
I hope you can visit the New York Public Library to see the exhibit but if you cant', here are some highlights. Please write a post and give us your opinion on the books. Answer the questions next to the pictures and enjoy watching the video at the end.
Do you know this story?
April is Poetry Month. As you know, we love the poet and artist, Douglas Florian. Here is a poem from his book, Lizards, Frogs and Polliwogs.
This year, the following countries were represented: India, Greece, Israel, India, China and Korea.
We also had the chance to enjoy a wonderful assembly for grades 1-6. The Peace Train came to our school to share music and dance from South Africa and to deliver the message of "Unity In Diversity".
Please go on their link to learn more about The Story of the Peace Train
http://whenvoicesmeet.com/the-story-of-the-peace-train/To learn about the history of apartheid, please watch the video and discuss what it was then, what the changes are today and what you can do to help people understand tolerance and respect for different peoples. http://whenvoicesmeet.com/watch-the-trailer/
We are fortunate to enjoy such a multicultural and diverse community where respect and tolerance allow us to learn from each other in so many more ways than academics.
As a teacher of English as a second language and an advocate for multiculturalism, tolerance and peace I have truly enjoyed today and hope you can get a taste of it through some of the pictures.
Please take a look, read about the Peace Train, listen to a short video and ask your children what they took from today's experience.
Please post your comments and thank you to all the parents who worked so hard to bring us this day and to all the community for embracing our similarities and differences!
Do not forget to bring the words you chose in your language and the sentences back to school.
advocate for English learners at the local and state level. Fulbright Distinguished Award in Teaching recipient & other various awards. This blog is for parents & children to develop oral language, literacy & higher order thinking skills. The photographs taken by me aim to foster discussion in English & your home language. You may also read my Fulbright Korea blog https://bridgingperspectiveskoreausa.com/