Sunday, September 27, 2015
First graders got a special visit from Miss Meredith, one of our district's Occupational Therapists. She taught us some new ways to give our bodies and brains movement breaks even while we are sitting in our chairs! Ask your child to tell you about some of them!
Students played a game called Towers of Ten, during which they collected cubes, accumulated enough to build three towers of ten, and then wrote equations for them. First graders have also been exploring different ways to write equations, as well as the idea of true, or balanced equations.
Tuesday, September 22, 2015
Today during writer's workshop writers learned the difference between a gigantic "watermelon" topic, and a "seed" topic. An example of a big, huge watermelon topic would be school, but a small moment seed topic would be writing a story about PE class, or math time. First graders are working hard on focusing on one main idea in their stories. They are working hard!
First graders enjoyed a wonderful "From Farm to You" filed trip at Shelburne Farms today! The goal of the day was to make a pizza using only products that come from Shelburne Farms! And we did it! One group harvested toppings from the garden, one group made some cheese, one group made the dough, and another group made the sauce.