EG Elementary first grade Travel Day

Denise Axtell reads Gingerbread Baby.

What could be a more fun way to get six and seven-year-olds to learn in school than traveling around from room-to-room reading different books and then doing activities that correspond with it? That’s exactly what the first grade students got to do during the Jan Brett Travel Day on Monday, Dec. 17.

Brett is an agreed upon favorite author of all the first grade teachers, which is why for the past couple of years they have been holding the travel day based on her books. In Jen Conaway’s room, the kids settled onto the carpet to read Snowy Nap and talk about some of the vocabulary words that were used in the book. The story is set in Denmark and was just published this year. For their activity, the students had to sort animals into the category they belonged - What do they do during the winter-hibernate, migrate or adapt?

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