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We have finally begun our opinion writing unit! Everyone has brought in their collections that we are learning to judge fairly. We are trying our best to convince others. We want others to have the same opinion as we each do about our collections, deciding which piece comes 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th! Today we were acting as reporters on a tv show with our microphones to try our best to convince our buddies that they should agree with us using reasons and details to be specific! I wonder if we can convince you?!
Yesterday we learned all about the groundhog Punxsutawney Phil from Pennsylvania. He likes to eat green leaves, fruits and vegetables. He loves to whistle and he has a friend named George! We got to make predictions about whether he would see his shadow today and we even practiced making his shadow in our classroom! We got unlucky, Phil saw his shadow. 6 more weeks of winter!! Stay warm!
Grinch Day in 1st grade was lots of fun! We read the story "How The Grinch Stole Christmas" and also got to watch the cartoon! We made crafts and talked about what can sometimes make us grumpy. We also shared with others how we make ourselves happy when we are grumpy! We all came up with different ways to make the grinch grin. Happy Grinch Day to you!
In social studies, Ms. Dulong's friend Globe Trot Scott has been delivering activities and messages to us to help us learn about different holidays and traditions that are celebrated during this time of the year all around the world! So far we have learned about Italy, Mexico, China and Israel. In Italy, children usually write secret notes to their parents promising to be good in the new year and hide them in napkins. In Mexico, families usually decorate their homes with poinsettia flowers and they celebrate Las Posadas with piñatas! In China, families celebrate the Chinese New Year. Some dress up in dragon costumes and dance around. In Israel, families celebrate Hanukkah playing with dreidels and lighting up menorahs! Where will we be off to next?