First Grade Word Detectives!

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!

First Graders Practice their Reading Habits!

Class 1-204B celebrated the end of our reading unit by creating posters to share our good reading habits!  The students shared what they think they do really well as readers.  They’ve been practicing solving tricky words by checking the picture, looking at all the parts of the word, and thinking about what word would make sense.  We sang this song to help us remember ways we can solve tricky words!

First Graders Learn About Pumpkins!

Today, the first grade classes went on a field trip to the Botanical Gardens to learn all about pumpkins!  We were able to make our very own pumpkin seed necklaces!  We placed a pumpkin seed in a towel, folded the towel in half, placed it in a ziplock bag, squirted it with water, and created a necklace!  Next, we read a book to learn about how pumpkins grow.  After that, we used some of our senses to explore pumpkins, thinking of words to describe the inside of a pumpkin, and estimated how many pounds we thought the pumpkin was.  Last, we observed different kinds of pumpkins and gourds and got to draw realistic pictures of them.  We had a great time learning all about pumpkins!

First Grade Readers!

Class 1-204B has been practicing their good reading habits!  We’ve been taking a sneak peek before we read the book, doing something at the end such as rereading a favorite part, and rereading to notice more in our books.  Today we were helping our reading partners use the picture to solve tricky words.  Some of us also looked at all the parts of the word.  Please ask your child to show you how they use these reading strategies!