We had an interesting week in writing workshop. The students have been brainstorming ideas for their fiction stories. Each child first creates characters and develops a setting. Then, the writer must devise a conflict and resolution in the plot. The most difficult task is tying all the events together. So far the work is excellent! In addition, we created our own binder of book and movie recommendations. Each student contributed a favorite entry. The students then explained why they made these selections. Feel free to drop by if you would like to read our movie and book suggestions!
It is almost time to kick off our annual Bookworm project at All School Meeting on March 6th. During this tradition, the older students to pass down a shape to the current first graders. The students will find out which shape they will inherit. They will then embark on their reading adventures. This is a great opportunity to explore new genres and develop their reading skills.
Have a great weekend.
-Counting on from 21 to 40
-Reading and writing the number words such as twenty and thirty
-Representing a number with ten base blocks
-Using the place value chart to show and count tens and ones
-Comparing number values
-Finding number patterns
-Learning the vowel team ai and ay (says A)
-Comparing The True Story of the Three Little Pigs by Jon Scieszka with the original version. This book explains the meeting of the pigs and the wolf from the wolf's perspective. He describes how the encounter was misinterpreted. It was an unintentional sneeze that blew the houses down!
-Celebrating Dr. Seuss' birthday- The Lorax by Dr. Seuss
-Selecting a favorite movie and describing, in detail, what the student enjoyed about it.
-Rating our favorite books and providing a short description of the plot.
-Reviewing when to use the ch/tch spelling rule
-Learning the new rule for the long a sound (ai- in the middle, ay at the end)
-Practicing to spell sight words- other and there, only, and many
-Offering ideas for how we can help the Lorax save the environment.
-Learning about urban communities
-Who's Who in an Urban Community by Jake Miller
-Comparing urban and suburban communities
-Creating buildings to represent urban communities.
-Making bird feeders with Mr. Zine to help out our birds