The first graders had a special treat this week. K-110 came to visit our class and shared all that they learned about reading with us. Each kindergarten student got to partner read with a first grader. They supported each other and worked together to read each other’s books. They had a great time celebrating all of their hard reading work!
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!
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!
Thank you to all of you who were able to attend our “How-To” Writing Celebration. The students worked so hard throughout this writing unit to teach their reader how to do something. They added a catchy introduction, detailed steps, sequence words, helpful tips or warnings, and a closing to their how-to books. The students were so proud to share their books!
As a culminating project for first grade’s writing How-To unit, our class talked about the different steps we needed to take in order to make slime. We gathered the materials needed, rehearsed the steps using sequence words, and followed the directions ourselves. The students had a blast making slime!