Our first week of 2019 was quite productive. The students eagerly recounted their holiday experiences. We took time to reflect on our accomplishments over the past term, reminding ourselves of the courage, hard work and dedication necessary to learn new concepts. They took great pride in sharing their academic, athletic, and personal achievements. They will strive to further challenge themselves and their peers. Each student set new goals for the rest of the year.
These first graders have put forth substantial effort to hone their writing skills. They have been adding interesting facts and details in their journals. As a part of our writing workshop, we will start to create fictional stories. This week, the children were asked to identify important features of a story such as characters, setting, problem and solution. I anticipate they will produce insightful and creative literary masterpieces!
Have a great weekend.
-Chapter 8- Ways to Add
-Using different strategies to add one and two digit numbers
-Adding by grouping into 10 and ones
-Practicing doubles facts
-Playing addition games (Doubles Tic Tac Toe, Five in a Row)
-Learning doubles plus one (7+8)
-Creating sentences with contractions (I'm, don't, we'll, it's, isn't)
-Reviewing spelling magic "e" words
-Writing goals for the new year
-Learning some key components of story making such as characters and setting
-Writing workshop-Step one- choosing a character for their story and describing its traits
-Learning to recognize contractions and understand the expanded form ( I'm = I am)
-Partner Read- discussing important parts of the story, the characters and the setting,
-Roller Coaster by Marla Frazee- An exciting story describing the writer's first time on a roller coaster. Describing its impact on all five senses, the author details the thrilling experience of preparing for this ride, living through the adventure, and the reflecting afterwards.
-Discussing the different types of homes in our community.
-Learning about our street and neighborhoods in which we reside.
-Me on the Map by Joan Sweeney- This book is an introduction to maps, to help discover and understand our place in the world.