I love this picture!
It incorporates the divergent aspects of our curriculum in one simple tableau.
There is the deadly "skeleton with spear" from the movie Jason and the Argonauts representing our study of Greek Mythology.
There is the "moon rock" a little girl found at the playground last week and brought to school to share because we have been conducting an in-depth study of the Solar System (and the kids are AMAZINGLY brilliant!)
And finally there are the Three Little Pigs. What respectable first grade class would be complete without a bit of "Once Upon a Time" and "Happily Ever After"?
But perhaps the reason I love this picture most is because of the attention the students give to rearranging these objects throughout the day. I'll find them grabbing a minute or two here and there to make the pigs run away in different directions or have them attacking the skeleton or lying dead beneath the spear.
It's the little things...