Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Our School Community

Students in first grade enrichment are learning about community.  A community is a group of people that have something in common, work together, or live in the same place.  Students brainstormed all the different communities we are a part of including: our class, our school, our family, our sports teams, our church, our town (Richmond), our city. our state, and Earth!

Since students have already been learning and talking a lot about their classroom community in their classrooms, we decided to focus first on our school community.  Students were challenged to think about all the different people in our school community, and then develop a question that would teach them more about that person and their role in our school. Next, students created a drawing that represented the person they would like to learn more about.  Over the next two weeks we will be using a "new to them" technology application called VoiceThread to add our questions and pictures to our School Community VoiceThread. The great thing about this technology application is that all the people they want to learn about will be able to answer their questions right in the application and then we will have a record of all the great answers! Stay tuned for those VoiceThreads to be posted on this blog too!

As we work to bring you a completed VoiceThread, I hope you will enjoy some of the great portraits students have made of people in our RES community!

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