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!

First Graders Celebrated their How-To Writing!

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!