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!
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!
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!
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!