My nephew came home from school today (he stays with me every other weekend) and said "Did you know that Garret A Morgan was an African American and he invented the traffic light and the gas mask" A few weeks ago he told me bees suck up nectar with their proboscis to eat nectar! I had never even heard that word before!
Do other elementary schools teach things like this to their first graders or is it just his school? It is just a plain old public school, I never thought he would learn this much information!
Answer by LoriKeet at 5:54 PM on Feb. 26, 2010
Answer by Anonymous at 5:51 PM on Feb. 26, 2010
Answer by cgonzales542 at 5:53 PM on Feb. 26, 2010
Answer by mybella81 at 5:57 PM on Feb. 26, 2010
Just wait. The first project my son had in middle school was to be done on power point. The school assumed he had a computer, assumed he had power point, assumed he knew how to use it....... and this was a history class.
Every single kid handed it in on power point.
Answer by Anonymous at 6:19 PM on Feb. 26, 2010
Answer by Anonymous at 6:43 PM on Feb. 26, 2010
Answer by imamommmmyyy at 6:47 PM on Feb. 26, 2010
Answer by Anonymous at 6:57 PM on Feb. 26, 2010
Yeah, first graders learn that stuff. I have taught my first graders about a few icons in AA history this month. We read Weekly Reader magazines every week as well. Those are full of science and social studies facts, such as the "bees" your nephew learned about.
ANON 57 - WHY are you against computers? My 3 YO is learning on the computer. My first graders use computers every week for various learning activities. They really are WONDERFUL tools for a classroom to have.
Answer by Anonymous at 8:28 PM on Feb. 26, 2010
Answer by princessbeth79 at 8:44 PM on Feb. 26, 2010