The third grade students have started research projects. We are learning how to become professional researchers every day! To kick off these projects we started examining photographs of the topics we were researching. We looked at photographs, pictures in books, and images online. We even got close up with the various picture with magnifying glasses so we can see lots of details. Then, as good researchers do, we wrote all the things we noticed and all the wonderings we had as we looked at the pictures.
Our First Graders are kicking off all new units in Reading, and Writing!
In Reading, our students are exploring strategies to become Reading Bosses! They will be using all their reading strategies to take charge our their reading! Catch a student solving a tricky word by asking themselves, “Does it look right?”, “Does sound right?”, and “Does that make sense?”.
In Writing, our First graders are starting their Poetry unit! The students will be using their 5 senses, shapes, repetition, comparisons, and songs to write their own poetry. Check out some of the poetry notebooks students have decorated for inspiration!
Our First Grade students have become word builders! The students are focusing on creating words by using a beginning, middle, and end.
The students are using consonants, blends, and digraphs for the beginning sound. They are using vowel teams (ee, ea, ai, oa) for the middle sound, and common endings such as -ing, -er, and -s for the ending sound.
After the students have built a word working with their partners, they practice breaking apart the sounds of the words too!
Here are some highlights and happenings from Bronx Delta’s first 4th grade class:
- Trips to the Museum of Natural History, New York Hall of Science, and Gracie Mansion
- Narrative, opinion, and informational writing highlighted by personal experiences, claims about issues important to students, and research on the American Revolution
- Cultural research project culminating with a feast of foods from around the world
Happy Birthday Dr Seuss! To celebrate his birthday 3-205C and 1-204B got together. The third graders and the first grade paired up and read some Dr. Seuss books together. We then did an activity around the book, One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish. Each group of first and third graders got a handful of colored goldfish. We graphed them, tallied them, and answered math problems about the goldfish. Then we got to eat them. It was a great day!