Back in February we had a fun afternoon celebrating 100 days in First Grade. With all the learning that goes on at V.V.A. we couldn’t help it, we were 100 days smarter!
In Math we have learnt new strategies to add and subtract; in reading we are using expressions and working out new words independently; we are becoming fluent writers and we have learnt a lot about the world around us- how things move, how different cultures celebrate and how animals survive.
It hasn’t all been about new information though. We have also become smarter thinkers. We have learnt to observe closely, compare others ideas with our own, make predictions based on the information we have and be creative problem solvers. Great skills that we can use throughout the rest of our education and life!
Having a ‘smart heart’ is just as important – In Ephesians 4:32 it tells us to ‘be kind and loving to one another’. What a great difference we can make in our community if we can think and act ‘Smarter’!
By the end of the year we will be close to 160 days smarter so look out 2nd Grade – here we come!