With the help of our room parents, first grade celebrated Valentine's day with several activities including decorating cookies, making beaded necklaces, sharing a festive snack and creating a "Compliment Heart". This heart project reinforced kindness by encouraging each student to think of positive attributes for each of their peers. Each student designed a heart poster for fellow classmates to deliver a warm Valentine's message.
It was wonderful to connect with all of you this week during Student-Led conferences. The children reflected on their accomplishments and created new goals. They were eager to present their work to you, clearly taking great pride in demonstrating their skills and talents. Thanks for spending your time with us.
Enjoy the long weekend
Despite the fluctuating temperatures, we were able to catch the one morning of snow (and slush). They were determined to make their snowmen and glide through the snow. It was short lived but they had a blast!
-Chapter 10 continued- comparing the weights of objects
-Using a balance scale to determine which items are heavier/lighter
-Introducing picture and bar graphs
-Organizing information to use in a graphs
-Reading and interpreting picture graphs
-Duck! Rabbit by Amy Krouse Rosenthal- Discussing the opinions on how to interpret the illustrations with this optical illusion. Do they see a duck or a rabbit?
-Little Red Riding Hood: A Newfangled Prairie Tale by Lisa Ernst
-Reviewing the two sounds of Y at the end of one and two syllable words
-Learning when to double the ending consonant when adding y (ie. funny, bumpy)
-Practicing the 1-1-1 Rule for doubling with suffix endings
-Fixing "Mixed up sentences" and adding the appropriate punctuation
-Composing complete sentences to describe particular events in Little Red Riding Hood
-Choosing which season they prefer (summer or winter) and supporting their opinion with 3 reasons.
-Reviewing their beginning of the year goals and creating devising new ones
-Preparing for Student-Led Conferences
-Sharing special Valentine's treats with their classmates
-Making Valentine's card for family members