Monday, October 31, 2016
During Reading Workshop we read a book called A Little Old Lady Who Wasn't Afraid of Anything. It was a fun read allowing students to participate in making the sounds and repeating the sequence of the events throughout the story. Afterward, they put pictures from the story in the correct sequence.
How many ghosts and jack-o-lanterns are in the haunted house?! First graders had fun doing special Halloween math today! They scooped up a handful of ghosts and pumpkins, put them on their haunted house mat, and wrote and solved equations to figure out how many in all. On their last turn, they did their entire bag!
Sunday, October 30, 2016
Saturday, October 29, 2016
Have you seen the notebook in your child's folder yet?! It's our new Friday Letters notebook that we started this past week. Each Friday (or most Fridays!) first graders will have the opportunity to write a letter to their families telling them about their week at school. My hope is that you will read the letter, talk with your child about their week, and write a note back to them, which they will read in class the following Friday. Please help your child return their notebook to school before the following Friday!
As the year progresses you will hopefully notice your child's writing progressing, too!
First graders read a fun book called Skeleton Hiccups by Margery Cuyler. They then had to write some advice to this Skeleton telling him or her what they think s/he should do to get rid of the hiccups. After writing their advice they created their own skeletons out of Q-tips. Come see their "hiccuping" skeletons hanging on the hallway!
Thursday, October 27, 2016
First graders have been busy working with shapes this week. One of their activities was to fill an outline in two different ways, but with a new stipulation: use fewer and then more shapes. They quickly realized that using smaller pattern blocks would yield a greater amount of blocks to fill in the shape.