As part of our community study first grade and second grade took a trip to the Fall River Stop and Shop. This was no ordinary shopping trip! Our tour leaders, Leslie and Manny, guided us on the behind the scenes look of the butcher shop and stocking area. Here the workers described their jobs and how they collaborate to provide our community with fresh and high quality food. The recycling center employees explained the importance of proper handling of the trash, such as boxes and plastic wraps, that is produced during their shipments. Leslie discussed the different food groups and reviewed healthy eating choices.
Despite our excitement to pet the live lobster, this was only one highlight of the tour. Suddenly, creeping around the cantaloupe bin at a maximum speed of 2.5 mph, emerged the main attraction, MARTY! Yes, Marty the robot! His function is to stroll through the isles and look for spills. If he detects a spill, he notifies the maintenance department. His movements are controlled by sensors. So as our tour group corralled him, he was held captive for our study! Similarly, he captured the children's attention. So if your child suddenly asks to join you on your next shopping trip, they will be looking to introduce you to their new friend Marty.
Have a great weekend!
-Chapter 10- Finding the weight of objects
-Determining weight using non-standard units (cubes, marbles)
-Comparing the weight of two objects using a balance scale
-Using terms heavy, heavier, heaviest, light, lighter, lightest and as heavy as
-Solving challenge problems by sequencing items in order of their weight
-Learning the difference between fact vs opinion. Write an opinion statement with support
(ie. I like_________because..)
-Preparing for conferences- revisiting our goals for the year.
-Spelling words with the doubling rule- learning when to double the ending consonant (skipping, jogging)
-Using our new sight words in sentences
-Practicing open and closed syllables
-Introducing the two sounds of y (i and e)-One syllable words containing y at the end (try) will sound like an /i/
-Learning the two sounds of y at the ends of words (i and e such as shy and silly)
-Reading Stamina- 16 minutes of independent reading
-Sharing the book Red is Best by Kathy Stinson- a little girl explains why she likes the color red. She describes her red socks, pajamas, mittens and paint and how the color brings her happiness.
-Identifying the problem and solution in the fairy tale -The Frog Prince
-Reading the book Yoko by Rosemary Wells- Tad and I partnered up to read this book to the class. We asked the students to help identify the important events and how Yoko was feeling at the beginning, middle and end of the story.
-Studying the key to identify features on a map
-Creating our own map including community buildings and a map key
-Visiting our local grocery store and learning how this business helps our community