The 1st graders are now winding down their first unit, which was focused on the environment and the living things within it. It also had them consider the Central Idea that people have an impact on the environment, that many living creatures are affected by the decisions that human beings make about the environment. Each student finished turning his or her large 2-dimensional drawing & painting into a 3-dimensional sculpture, using scrap newspaper, staples, paint, and a variety of other materials.
All of these creatures are now displayed in the upstairs hallway outside the 1st grade classrooms in the K-1 building. The students hope you will come visit their jungle! And if you have your smartphone with you, click on the QR code displayed below each child’s sculpture and you will be able to hear each student’s critique of his or her artwork. The first graders are improving their ability to use technology to help them share their learning.