A Walking Tour of Winnetka

Welcome to our community of Winnetka, Illinois! The first graders at North Shore Country Day School will take you on a walking tour of our village. We hope you enjoy your visit and we hope you will take us on a tour of your community by posting something on the blog!

Community is……….

At the beginning of our community unit, the first graders at North Shore Country Day School were asked, what is community? Here are their responses:

Olivia T

Olivia T

Olivia L

Olivia L

Zinzi

Zinzi

Tyler

Tyler

Gabriel

Gabriel

Ian

Ian

DJ

DJ

Mitchell

Mitchell

Ellie

Ellie

Madhav

Madhav

Sam

Sam

Caroline

Caroline

Alena

Alena

Rachel

Rachel

Zara

Zara

Mica

Mica

Hal

Hal

Theo

Theo

Ella

Ella

George

George

Charlie

Charlie

I Am Poems

The 2009-2010 first graders at North Shore Country Day School would like to introduce themselves to everyone who visits the blog. We wrote “I am” poems that should tell you more about us. Please feel free to add your “I am” poems to the blog or feel free to introduce yourself however you would like. We hope you enjoy learning more about us. We look forward to learning more about you and seeing how we are alike and different.

Ian

I am Ian
Lover of art
Liker of black
Eater of macaroni and Cheese
Reader of Mummies in the Morning
Player of lego
Watcher of the Legend Reborn
Vacationer of Cape Cod

Sam

I am Sam
Lover of library
Liker of blue
Eater of hot dogs
Reader of Dinosaurs
Player of soccer
Reader of Narnia
Vacationer of Hawaii

Ella

I am Ella
Lover of math
Liker of red
Eater of pizza
Reader of Danny and the Dinosaur
Player of swimming
Watcher of Halloween Town
Vacationer of Florida

Tyler

I am Tyler
Lover of Science
Liker of red
Eater of pesto
Reader of Scaredy Squirrel
Player of soccer
Watcher of Man vs. Wild
Vacationer of Hilton Head

Zara

I am Zara
Lover of science
Liker of pink and red
Eater of pasta
Reader of James and the Giant Peach
Player of tennis
Watcher of Chicken Little
Vacationer of England

Mica

I am Mica
Lover of reading
Liker of purple
Eater of pizza
Reader of Ricky Ticky Tarvey
Player of hockey
Watcher of Animal Planet
Vacationer of Canada

Mitchell

I am Mitchell
Lover of science
Liker of green
Eater of hot dogs
Reader of the World of the Worlds
Player of football
Watcher of Star Wars
Vacationer of California

Alena

I am Alena
Lover of math
Liker of yellow
Eater of pizza
Reader of Nancy Drew
Player of checkers
Watcher of Star Wars
Vacationer of Washington D.C

Hal

I am Hal
Lover of playtime and art
Liker of blue
Eater of pizza
Reader of Harry Potter
Player of chess
Watcher of Harry Potter 6
Vacationer of California

Caroline

I am Caroline
Lover of science
Liker of blue
Eater of steak
Reader of Bill and Pete
Player of Sorry and tennis
Reader of Arthur
Vacationer of Wisconsin

Olivia L

I am Olivia
Lover of art
Liker of green
Eater of steak
Reader of Fritz and the Beautiful Horses
Player of Agravision
Watcher of Home on the Range
Vacationer of California and Colorado

Sasha

I am Sasha
Lover of science
Liker of yellow
Eater of carrots
Reader of Fritz and the Beautiful Horses
Player of ice skating
Watcher of Fame
Vacationer of Florida

Theo

I am Theo
Lover of library
Liker of gold and blue
Eater of steak
Reader of Carnival at Candlelight
Player of Dixit
Watcher of Penguins of Madagascar
Vacationer of St. Barts

Zinzi

I am Zinzi
Lover of science
Liker of blue
Eater of pizza
Reader of Zinzi
Player of swimming
Watcher of Parent Trap
Vacationer of California

George

I am George
Lover of math
Liker of red
Eater of pizza
Reader of Summer of the Sea Serpent
Player of Connect 4
Watcher of Star Wars
Vacationer of Indiana

Olivia T

I am Olivia
Lover of special person of the week
Liker of purple
Eater of spinach and cheese
Reader of Little Quack’s New Friend
Player of field hockey
Watcher of iCarly
Vacationer of Florida

Gabriel

I am Gabriel
Lover of science
Liker of blue
Eater of steak
Reader of Beast Quest
Player of Nintendo DS
Watcher of James Bond
Vacationer of America

Rachel

I am Rachel
Lover of math
Liker of orange
Eater of McDonalds
Reader of Dr. Dosoto
Player of Wii
Watcher of My Wife and Kids
Vacationer of Mexico

Charlie

I am Charlie
Lover of science and math
Liker of black and silver
Eater of pizza
Reader of Magic Tree House – Night of the Ninjas
Player of Nintendo DS
Watcher of G.I Joe
Vacationer of Montana

D.J

I am D.J
Lover of music
Liker of blue
Eater of pancakes
Reader of Scaredy Squirrel
Player of tag
Watcher of The Scorpion King
Vacationer of Paris

Ellie

I am Ellie
Lover of social studies
Liker of magenta
Eater of pizza
Reader of Junie B. Jones and The Mushy Gushy Valentine
Player of soccer
Watcher of Wow! Wow! Wubbzy!
Vacationer of Florida

Isabella

I am Isabella
Lover of science
Liker of blue
Eater of apples
Reader of Scaredy Squirrel
Player of soccer
Watcher of Homeward Bound
Vacationer of the beach in Michigan

Madhav

I am Madhav
Lover of math
Liker of red
Eater of chicken nuggets
Reader of Yukio
Player of basketball
Watcher of Yukio GX
Vacationer of India

Tour of North Shore Country Day School and Winnetka

Do you want to visit North Shore Country Day School or Winnetka and learn more about our community? You can without driving or flying by watching the videos that the first graders at North Shore Country Day School made. We took pictures of important places around our school and our community and wrote reports about these places. They read and recorded these reports and finally we put all of the pictures and reports together to make the movies. We were inspired to make these movies by our friends at North Elementary School in Lander, Wyoming. Please feel free to add pictures or movies of your school or your community onto our blog. We would love to learn more about your schools and communities too.


North Shore Country Day School


Winnetka

Gold City

As a culminating experience in the study of our community, the first grade at North Shore Country Day School created Gold City! The children decided to build an urban community called Gold City. The “community members” were very generous with their gold and used it to make the world a better place by giving money to the poor, planting more trees, encouraging people to recycle etc.

The children chose what job they would like to have in Gold City and then transformed a shoe box into a place of business. They also made things such as stop signs, benches, trash cans, traffic lights, parks, lakes etc. that help a community to function.

The first grade parents visited Gold City to see the city and to hear a report written by each first grader that described what he or she did in the community, where their building was located, and why they liked living in the city. We hope you enjoy looking at the pictures of Gold City.

Community Is…

The first grade at North Shore Country Day school has started to learn about community. We are going to learn what a community is, who lives in a community, what types of communites there are and what communities are like in different parts of the U.S and in different countries. To start our unit, each student was asked what community meant to them. According to the first graders, community is……


By Abra

By Connor

By Elise

By Emilie

By Emily C

By Emmett

By Josh

By Max

By Nate

By Sebby

By Sofia

By Lukas

By Alexandra

By Ava

By Allie

By Kevin

By Marco

By Charlotte

By Phoebe

By Isabella

By Lachlan

By Gerald

By Emily L

By Paul

How We Use Our Words

The first grade at North Shore Country Day School discussed how we can use our words to make friends, have fun with our friends, help our friends and solve problems with our friends. Here is how we use our words.

When you want to join a game that your friends are playing, what could you say?


By Phoebe

By Isabella

By Emilie

By Lachlan

By Alexandra

By Elise

When a friend is feeling sad, what could you say?


By Emmett

By Kevin

By Gerald

By Joshua

By Marco

When a friend is doing something that you do not like, what could you say?


By Allie

By Charlotte

By Hannah

By Max

When you need some time alone or you need a break from your friend, what could you say?


By Emily C

By Connor

By Emily L

By Paul

When you see someone who is feeling lonely, what could you say?


By Sebby

By Nate

By Finn

By Ava

When your friend does something nice for you, what could you say?


By Lukas

By Abra

By Sofia

We Are All Alike, We Are All Different

Here are some poems that the first grade students at North Shore wrote about themselves. Hopefully we have encouraged you and your class to write similar poems and to post them on this blog. Our hope is that the children will be able to see that they may be different in some ways but very similar in other ways to a child in a different state or country. Enjoy!

Sebby

I am Sebby
Lover of science
Liker of green
Eater of McDonald’s
Reader of Naughty
Player of chess
Watcher of Sponge Bob
Vacationer of Wisconsin

Josh

I am Josh
Lover of math, science, music and library
Liker of blue, gold and green
Eater of steak
Reader of many books
Player of X-Box 360
Watcher of James Bond
Vacationer of The Dude Ranch in Colorado

Emily C

I am Emily
Lover of science
Liker of blue
Eater of hot dogs
Reader of The Three Little Pigs
Player of soccer
Watcher of Tweety Bird
Vacationer of Michigan

Finn

I am Finn
Lover of math
Liker of pink
Eater of blueberries
Reader of Dinosaur Rumpuss
Player of checkers
Watcher of Who Bob What Pants?
Vacationer of Wisconsin and Michigan

Connor

I am Connor
Lover of art and science
Liker of pink and blue
Eater of blueberries
Reader of The Light Thief
Player of Risk
Watcher of Xena
Vacationer of Michigan and Florida

Paul

I am Paul
Lover of science
Liker of red and blue
Eater of pasta
Player of Candy Land
Watcher of Finding Nemo
Vacationer of Wisconsin

Emmett

I am Emmett
Lover of science
Liker of red, white, and blue
Eater of chicken fingers
Reader of Transformers
Player of soccer
Watcher of Journey to the Center of the Earth
Vacationer of Aspen

Sofia

I am Sofia
Lover of choosing
Liker of pink, purple and black
Eater of brownies
Reader of Fancy Nancy
Player of ice skating
Watcher of Hannah Montana
Vacationer of Shaboigan

Max

I am Max
Lover of science
Liker of red
Eater of pizza
Reader of Sharks
Player of checkers
Watcher of Beetle Juice
Vacationer of Hawaii

Nate

I am Nate
Lover of reading
Liker of burgundy
Eater of spaghetti
Reader of Hank the Cow Dog
Player of checkers
Watcher of Get Smart
Vacationer of Rhode Island

Alexandra

I am Alexandra
Lover of science
Liker of blue
Eater of popcorn
Reader of The Chronicles of Narnia
Player of swimming
Watcher of Wizards of Waverley Place
Vacationer of South Africa

Allie

I am Allie
Lover of science and music
Liker of purple and white
Eater of Polish food
Reader of The Little House in the Big Woods
Player of soccer
Watcher of Night in the Museum
Vacationer of Georgia

Elise

I am Elise
Lover of science
Liker of pink and purple
Eater of apples
Reader of I Love you All the Time
Player of tag
Watcher of High School Musical
Vacationer of Florida

Marco

I am Marco
Lover of P.E
Liker of red
Eater of apples
Reader of Cat in the Hat
Player of tic tac toe
Watcher of Bee Movie
Vacationer of Mexico

Abra

I am Abra
Lover of science
Liker of blue and pink
Eater of snow cones
Reader of 13 Monsters
Player of skating
Watcher of Grease
Vacationer of California

Hannah

I am Hannah
Lover of science
Liker of aqua
Eater of icing
Reader of Harry Potter
Player of Harry Potter Video Game
Watcher of Ella Enchanted
Vacationer of The Grand Cayman Islands

Kevin
I am Kevin
Lover of science
Liker of blue
Eater of pizza
Reader of Cheetah Cubs
Player of American football
Watcher of Speed Racer
Vacationer of Las Vegas

Isabella

I am Isabella
Lover of science
Liker of red
Eater of mashed potatoes
Reader of The Three Little Pigs
Player of soccer
Watcher of Ratatouille
Vacationer of Hawaii

Lukas

I am Lukas
Lover of science
Liker of green
Eater of pancakes
Reader of Pluk
Player of soccer
Watcher of Sponge Bob
Vacationer of California

Ava

I am Ava
Lover of science
Liker of pink
Eater of ice cream
Reader of Hunter’s Best Friend
Player of swimming
Watcher of The Suite Life of Zack and Cody
Vacationer of Italy

Charlotte

I am Charlotte
Lover of math
Liker of purple and pink
Eater of peppermint patties
Reader of Bobby Yaga
Player of swimming
Watcher of The Diamond Castle
Vacationer of Florida

Gerald

I am Gerald
Lover of science
Liker of green
Eater of pizza
Reader of Wild Life Explorer
Player of soccer
Watcher of National Geographic
Vacationer of Davidson, North Carolina

Emilie

I am Emilie
Lover of art and science
Liker of purple
Eater of shaved ice
Reader of The Little Mermaid
Player of checkers
Watcher of Narsica
Vacationer of Las Vegas

Lachlan

I am Lachlan
Lover of tech
Liker of green
Eater of pasta
Reader of Volcanoes
Player of Wii Sports
Watcher of Hot Wheels
Vacationer of Italy

Emily L

I am Emily
Lover of science
Liker of pink and blue
Eater of pizza
Reader of Fairy Trails
Player of soccer
Watcher of Sponge Bob
Vacationer of Walt Disney World

Phoebe

I am Phoebe
Lover of writing
Liker of purple and white
Eater of sushi
Reader of I Stink
Player of tag
Watcher of Wonder Pets
Vacationer of New Mexico

Miss Wirtz

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Name: Miss. Wirtz
Age:28
Hobbies: Field Hockey, Horse back riding and travelling.
What make me a good friend: I am a good listener and I like to have fun with my friends.
What I enjoy most about school: I enjoy getting to know a new class and helping them learn and grow throughout the year.
What I am looking forward to in First Grade: I am looking forward to meeting new people who are different than I am and learning more about them.