A huge THANK YOU to everyone that made our cultural luncheon such a success. We enjoyed delicious foods from all over the world, it was truly a wonderful experience! A special thank you to Jenn Butler who organized everything. Enjoy the slideshow!
Yesterday we began a new unit in reading. We will be participating in an author study of the writer Andrew Clements. We kicked off the unit by doing some research about who Andrew Clements was, how he became a writer, and what types of books he writes. We are looking forward to reading some of his work.
Our cultural Columbus unit is coming to an end. We used our immigration interviews to write paragraphs which are now displayed in the classroom. We look forward to sharing our culture through food at the luncheon this Friday.
Today we presented the Somali folktale plays we have been working so hard on. We also wrote the descriptions below to help you follow along at home. Enjoy!
The Good Prince
A prince was told to get a whale. He failed so he was banned from the palace. Then he found a new palace. He wanted to marry the queen so he took the challenge she offered. Along the way an antelope helps him, the whale helps him, and a mouse helps him. Then the queen marries him.
Fortune Teller: Mallory
Narrator and whale: Julia
King and Knight: Chase
Antelope and Knight: Gavin
Evil Sorceress: Avery
Deya Ali and the Thieves
Deya Ali was a very selfish fox. She killed her family members to have everything to herself. That same day she got robbed, but she scared them away. The thieves appeared again and stole all of her animals. Deya Ali learns an important lesson about sharing and family.
Deya Ali the fox: Jacob
Lion back: Talia
Lions head: Diana
Coffee Beans and Thief: Katie
Hyena and thief and villager; Davey
The Miraculous Head
A woman gave birth to a head. He met a tea-seller. They became best friends. The head fell in love with a beautiful lady. He got a talking camel to give to her. Then the beautiful lady and the head got married and the head transformed into a normal man!
The Head: Henry
The tea-seller: Aditya
The mom and camel: Lindsey
Traveler and beautiful lady: Emma
The dad and Queen: Kennedy
The king and narrator and traveler: Kyle
Thanks to the generous families of 3A, we were able to fill 7 bags with presents for a family in need. We enjoyed wrapping the gifts with our first grade buddies this afternoon.
We recently finished reading a collection of Somali folktales, and are working on turning them into plays. Ask us which play we are working on with our group!
We ended our day with a presentation from the Columbus Zoo. The presentation was all about birds, which is what we are researching in science. Be sure to ask us what we learned!
Today we headed downtown to see the city that was built by immigrants. First, we visited a church built by Italian immigrants. While we were there we learned about the important impact Italian immigrants had, and still have, on the city of Columbus. We briefly drove by the Irish section of town, and learned that many Irish settled there during the Irish potato famine. Finally, we stopped in German Village and were excited to see many of the landmarks we had been researching. We ate lunch at the German Village Society and then went on a Scavenger Hunt, during which we walked around the village and found various structures and interesting landmarks. We definitely learned a lot so make sure you ask us about our trip!
In celebration of the Hindu holiday of Diwali our class enjoyed some delicious snacks and drinks compliments of the Agrawal family. We loved tasting the pineapple and mango cookies and especially enjoyed the yummy wheat snacks! We also heard about special family traditions from our classmates who celebrate Diwali.
Today Mallory celebrated her ninth birthday!! We loved hearing about her birthday plans to go out to dinner, her hopes of getting an ipod touch, and sharing in some delicious doughnuts! We hope you have an awesome day Mallory!
Today we also started a new book. Together we will be reading The Hundred Dresses. Ask us what it's about so far!
In preparation for our field trip next week we spent our afternoon researching and putting together a poster showcasing an important landmark in the German Village area of downtown Columbus. Learning about the history and importance of these interesting landmarks has got us very excited to go exploring next Wednesday!
Mrs. Cicetti came to speak to us today about multiple intelligences. We learned that doing well on tests is not the only way to be smart. We did a questionnaire to help us determine our kind of smart. Ask us what we found out!
In math we continue to work on finding area, perimeter, and volume. Today some of us got to practice by finding the volume of a candy bar!
We ended our day by "shopping" for our Kids 4 Kids family at the CA clothing and toy drive. We loved helping our buddies pick out items for our family and can't wait to wrap them next Friday. Help us get all the items our family needs by signing up to send something in. To sign up follow the link below.
Kids 4 Kids Drive Sign Up Sheet
Today we discussed the electoral process and what it means to be an educated voter. We read about our presidential candidates and wrote a brief paragraph about who would get our vote and why. We can't wait to watch the election tonight and talk about it tomorrow!
Today we also began discussing the German immigrants who helped shape the city of Columbus. We read Our Journey from Germany and look forward to learning more about this interesting group of people in the days to come.
We ended our day with Mrs. Butler as our mystery reader! We loved her book about Arnie the Doughnut and were super thankful she brought doughnuts for us to enjoy as well.
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