First Graders Practice Measuring!

The first grade students just started our unit on non-standard measurement.  The students are practicing measuring things around the room using different kinds of non-standard measurement such as cubes, counters, and inch worms.  They are making sure that they start measuring at the beginning of the object and that there aren’t any gaps in their measuring tool.  Then the students are recording their measurements and comparing which things are longer and which are shorter.

First Graders Celebrate Respect for All Week!

What does respect mean to you?  This a question that the first graders were thinking about all week.  We participated in so many fun activities that encouraged the students to be who they are and celebrate what makes each of us special.  Some of these activities include Superhero Day, Hat Day, watching the play Cindy Rella, Valentine’s Day Dance, and Sports Day.  We are all “wonders” and had a great time celebrating this spirit week together!

First Grade Experts!

The first graders worked so hard on their nonfiction books.  To start, they chose a topic that they knew a lot about.  In their books they added a table of contents, detailed pictures with labels, an introduction, facts that teach, a closing, and a cover.  The students were so excited to share their books with their peers and teach others about their topic!

First Grade Quilt Makers

The students had a blast on our field trip to the Queens County Farm.  The students learned all about the history behind quilt making and talked about all different kinds of shapes.  We looked at different pieces of fabric and searched for all of the different shapes we saw.  The students then got to create their own quilt square of a farm animal. They traced the animal and colored it in using special fabric crayons.  We are hoping to put all of our squares together to create a class quilt!  Here are a few pictures from our trip!