We are continuing our study of global citizenship, and what it means to be connected to people beyond our own communities. We are currently reading It’s Back to School We Go!, in which fictional characters give facts about children in a particular country. We are also reading Going to School, in which real children tell us about their experiences going to school around the world. So far, we have learned about children in Kenya, Kazakhstan, and Canada. Future countries will include Australia, Japan, China, Peru, and India. Children are learning about schools around the world, and their similarities/differences.
Some of the vocabulary words the children will be focusing are: parka, uniform, chores, weather, keypal, primary, hut, assembly, and elders.
You can help your child at home by having them read informational texts about children in other countries. Ask them to explain what they have learned about those countries, and to compare these experiences to their own. Please share your own school experiences with your children as well.
RL 1.2 Identify main topic and key details in a text.
RL 1.7 Use illustrations and details to understand main ideas.
RL 1.4 Understand that writers use facts to help explain a topic.
RL 1.6 Identify basic similarities and differences between two texts on the same topic.