Recently, I received an invitation to visit a first grade class at Francis Wyman which was co-taught by first grade teacher Ms. Sosnowski and ELL teacher Ms. Lamprey. It was very impressive to see the students in the class taking part in academic conversations and collaborating to discuss and share their thoughts in fiction and nonfiction texts. In addition, I was happy to see so many students step up in front of their classmates to help their teachers with the lesson.
Towards the end of the class, Jai's mom read us The Elephant Dance and then we were all treated to a live performance of The Elephant Dance by Jai. It was so much fun seeing these students work so well together and then seeing Jai share his dancing talents with his teachers and classmates! Make sure you check out Jai's dance below and pictures from the lesson.