Posted January 12th, 2017
First Grade students at Pleasant View got a special treat as they kicked off a new English Language Arts unit. Students were invited to the newest restaurant in the Quad Cities: The Main Dish. Inside the Pleasant View Cafeteria, The Main Dish serves up the best fare – and lessons, too. Each first grade teacher ordered a meal from waitress, Mrs. Anderson. But, there was something wrong – Mrs. Radosevich only ordered vegetables, Mrs. Foley only ordered drinks, and Mrs. Welling only ordered main dishes. The teachers turned to the students for help on how to order a complete meal – you need a main dish, a side, and a drink. Teachers are hoping this idea will help the little ones learn about the main idea of a story and figure out the “sides” or supporting details in a story that help define that main idea. What a fun way to kick off a series of important lessons!