Congratulations to 1A!
The students in 1A were spectacular this morning when they performed in their class play based on the book, The Great Kapok Tree by Lynne Cherry. The book has a powerful message about the importance for people to treat the earth with love, kindness and respect. The students portrayed the living creatures who live in the rain forest and call the great Kapok tree home. They convinced the people not to chop down their tree, explaining that we all depend on one another. The performance included three songs and a dance. They sang Habitat, We’ve Got the Whole World in Our Hands and ended the show with We Are the World.
First grade learned about early 20th century farm living while visiting Fosterfields Historical Living Farm in Morristown on Wednesday. The docents were dressed in period clothing and told many stories to the children about the former owners of the farm. Meeting farm animals such as Jersey cows, draft horses, pigs, and chickens was definitely a highlight of the day! The children experienced firsthand some of the chores of the time period such as corn cracking, butter churning, and washing and drying laundry, and cleaning a horse harness with sheep wool. It was a wonderful day filled with beautiful weather and colorful autumn scenery.