Monday, June 17, 2013

Monkey Monday

Marvelous Monkey Monday was a magnificent hit in first grade. Monkey Day was the kick off to our week long study of authors. Today we began by meeting Margaret and H. A. Rey the author and illustrators of the Curious George Series.

Curious George and our monkey friends from home helped us do our school work all day.  We began in math with crazy Curious George hands helping us practice telling time.  Afterwards our monkeys joined us for a most delicious snack break.  I couldn't resist making a few banana phone calls.

In reading, 1st graders learned the story behind the creation of the Curious George stories.  Curious George began as a character in Margaret and H.A. Rey's french book titled Raffy and the Nine Monkeys.  We then read Curious George Goes to School and worked on retelling the main ideas.  We also practiced drawing George step by step and I LOVE how different all the monkeys look.

We used our Curious George inspired day to discuss some things we are curious about in second grade.  As a class we all learned that we are curious about some of the same things.  Many wonder about teachers, friends, classes and lots of curiosity about cursive.

1st graders get an ape-plus for today.  Check out all the links we visited here.
“George can do what kids can’t do. He can paint a room from the inside. He can hang from a kite in the sky. He can let the animals out of their pens on the farm. He can do all these naughty things that kids would like to do.” -Margret Rey

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