The Story of the Earth

School Year: 
First Grade

First graders will begin the expedition by diving into a world of stories. They will hear, read, create, tell and retell stories through music, movement, pictures and words. A guest story teller will make a surprise appearance and tell an amazing story about when the earth was new, leading first graders to wonder, “Does the earth have a story?” and setting them off on their first expedition of the year. The class will go on field studies, visit with earth experts and do research to uncover the settings, characters and plot of the story of the earth. With this new information, first graders will then take on the role of storytellers and share this story with families at exhibition night. They will write a book as well as create a performance with music and dance to make the earth’s story come alive. Where there are stories, there are more stories!