First graders enjoy fables, measuring (from March print newspaper)

COLONIAL SCHOOL — The life of first graders may be more interesting than older kids think, even when the first graders get out of school. Many first graders say they like that they have learned so much.

First graders were willing to share what they have learned in the first half of the year.

Plum Durham (1A) said, “We’ve been doing a lot of math and Fundations. We’ve also been doing a lot of spelling and reading.”

“We’ve been learning about fables,” said Julia Findikyan (1C). “We’ve also been learning how to measure.”

Skyler Austin (1A) said, “We’ve been learning how to count to 100 and backwards, and in reading, we’ve been learning how to read smoothly.”

Mrs. Kathryn Castellano, a first grade teacher, said, “The children are learning fables, and they are writing book reviews. We are learning measurement in math, economics in social studies. In reading, they’ve been learning how to read smoothly.”

Mrs. Anita Adolphus, a first grade teacher, said, “They learned how to talk about books. They learned how to respond to literature. And they learned how to write book recommendations.”

This story appeared in the March print edition of the Colonial Times.