Year 1

14 Jan

Piecing Together the Clues…

As part of our “Time Detectives” I.P.C. Unit, Year One detectives received clues in mystery envelopes yesterday. Their task was to work collaboratively to discover how the puzzle pieces fit together and what they could reveal about History. Here are a few photos of our detectives at work and the puzzles they “pieced” together! ...

09 Jan

Year One Time Detectives

Today Year One were Detectives investigating a variety of items from different time periods using encrypted clues. They dug for bones, came across varying tracks, uncovered artifacts from ancient civilizations and they even discovered an old explorers map in the library. The children discussed their predictions and compared similarities and differences between the varying items. ...

09 Dec

Hanukkah in Year One

Today we had a special visitor, who talked to the children about Hanukkah a traditional Jewish celebration. They learnt about the background of Hanukkah and how Jewish people celebrate the 8 day festival of light by lighting a candle each day and placing it on the menorah. They also eat food that is cooked in olive oil as a way of celebrating the miracle of the oil lasting 8 days. ...

09 Dec

Virtual Trip to Tanzania!

We took our last “virtual trip” today. In honor of our neighbor country’s Independence Day today, December 9th, we visited Tanzania! It was lovely to learn more about what makes this beautiful country so special.  ...

06 Dec

A Proper English Tea Party!

Year One students traveled to Europe for our virtual trip to England yesterday. We enjoyed learning all about what makes England such a lovely and special place! Our trip concluded with a proper Tea Party that included homemade scones with jam and cream! ...

29 Nov

A trip to Italy!

On Thursday last week the children went on an excursion to the Italian Restaurant – Pizza Italia in Bugolobi. They thoroughly enjoyed the bus trip there even if it was just around the corner. After a lesson with the Head Chef about the wonders and specialties of Italy, the children got into making, designing, creating. They designed their own pizza before making one for themselves. They also became engineers and made a famous Italian structure out of newspaper and tape,...

28 Nov

Celebrating Thanksgiving in the U.S.A.!

As part of our I.P.C. Hooray, Let’s Go on Holiday unit, we traveled to the U.S.A. to celebrate Thanksgiving! Our virtual trip was fun-filled and expanded our understanding of History and Society. We learned about the First Thanksgiving in America and about the ways Americans celebrate and give thanks. Finally, we learned a game and dance to burn calories so that we could earn a taste of homemade pumpkin pie!  ...

27 Nov

Sweden….the land of the midnight sun!

Tuesday took us to Sweden where we saw Elk (Alg), the King and Queen, Pippi Longstockings, and many red houses. We found out that Stockholm is built on 14 islands and it has 57 bridges. We also learnt that the sun stays up for most of the day during summer, but is rarely seen in winter. Also there are many forests in Sweden and people love to make furniture out of the beautiful wood. Although we couldn’t try Sweden’s smoke salmon...

27 Nov

To the Mountains of Switzerland!

On Monday we travelled to the European country of Switzerland. The children learnt that Switzerland has many mountains that you can hike in the summer and ski in the winter. They also learnt that the transport in Switzerland is different because of all the mountains. The people in a remote village use one of the steepest cliff railways to access their homes and also many people use cable cars. The children became engineers and designed their own cable car before...