To launch our new reading unit on characters, 1-204B and 1-204D had a Book “Tasting!” The students “tasted” one book from a few different book series to decide which book series they wanted to read with their book club! They looked at the front cover, back cover, and read a few pages to decide how they felt about the book. Then they gave the book a rating by coloring in a certain number of stars or circling a certain emoji. Some students also wrote why they felt that way about the book. The students are so excited to begin their book series reading adventure!
The first graders are learning all about data and graphing. As part of this math unit, each student created a question to ask the class. They went around the room and gathered their data in the form of a tally chart. Then they used the information from their tally chart to create a pictograph. Last, they answered questions about their graphs/charts. They had a great time surveying the class and comparing their data!
To launch our unit on opinions, the first grade students took on the role of taste testers! Each student tried three different kinds of cereal and wrote down words to describe each of them on their post it. Then, they shared their opinion as to which cereal was their favorite and why with their table. The students tried to convince everyone that their favorite cereal was the best. The students had a blast sharing their opinions!
Thank you so much to all of the families who could join us for our Winter Celebration! The students were so excited to share their own version of the Gingerbread Girl! They worked in partnerships to create their own page of the story. Then we made gingerbread headbands and decorated gingerbread cookies. We all had a great time doing gingerbread activities!
Class 1-204B has been working really hard on their reading partnerships! They have been talking about their books with their reading partners and practicing reading a page and stopping to think about what they noticed. The students have been asking each other questions about what they read and having some interesting conversations. They also used their “word scanners” to look closely at tricky words and try and solve them by looking for blends and digraphs, word endings, and vowel teams. Ask us about it!