First grade had an amazing Thursday! We had such a fun time teaching other grades about the Bahamas in the cultural fair. We watched a live cam of under the ocean, talked about different traditions in the Bahamas, and helped others make “Junkanoo” masks. 1st grade also enjoyed moving from classroom to classroom and learning about different countries! We tried new foods, learned about new cultures, played games, and made crafts.
Today first grade learned about some valuable organizations in Austin, Food in Tummies and Partnerships for Children. We made finishing touches for our Bahamas room to display tomorrow at cultural fair. 1st grade is really excited to share what they learned with the rest of 4K-2nd grade.
Later in the day, we went on a prayer walk with middle school and 4K where we walked around the neighborhood and passed out encouraging notes. We also prayed for the people in the neighborhood. Our first graders were so excited to get paired up with a 4K and middle school buddy! 1st grade also worked on some notes of encouragement for the Music team, which they will hand out tomorrow. We are looking forward to two more fun days of Go Week!
We had a great 2nd day of Go Week! 1st grade collected over 120 cans for the Hyde Park food bank and enjoyed learning about how the food bank reaches 4 zip codes! We learned about the Ronald McDonald House and delivered our cards to Westminster staff. Some of us even got to play volleyball with the residents! 1st grade also continued learning more about the Bahamas and created more props for the cultural fair. We had fun making fish and a long paper chain out of colors from the Bahamas flag. We closed up the day with prayer for the group of HP high school students who are helping schools for the Bahamas.
Today first grade had a blast learning about the Bahamas. We learned about the islands, food, and animals. We had a fun time making our own travel brochures. The first graders also worked together to make watercolor flamingo and pig decorations for the cultural fair. We are so excited to continue learning about the Bahamas, the Ronald McDonald House, and serving at Westminster tomorrow! Thank you for following our adventures in first grade and join us in praying for the high schoolers who are serving this week!