I have been a First Grade teacher for eleven years. I absolutely LOVE teaching first grade! I am passionate about giving my students opportunities to develop critical thinking skills and exploring the world around them through guided inquiry. I created the blog to allow parents and families to get a glimpse into the daily happenings of our classroom and for other primary teachers to gain ideas to enhance their teaching. With 21st century tools, such as blogs, we can work together to give our students opportunities we never before imagined.
Each January, I read aloud Mr. Popper's Penguins as we study Penguins and other arctic animals. It is a favorite among first graders. It is a classic, written in 1938 by Richard and Florence Atwater. The students just love the story. When I heard about the movie I was so excited. We learned that it was "loosely" based on the book. Even though we knew it would not be like the story, the students and I decided to take a summer "field trip." So on Tuesday, I met all the families that were able to attend to watch the newly released film.
Let me tell you, it was a hit! I think I was laughing more at the students laughing than the film. I believe the children would give the film five stars. It was great! They did a great job turning the classic into a more modern tale. I definately recommend taking the entire family.
It was great to see the children. I know we have only been out for three weeks, but it seems like much longer. The children are enjoying their summer by swimming, particpating in camps, and traveling.