Despite the rainy week, our class has enjoyed the outdoors. In addition to our recess and nature walks, first grade explored worm life with Mr. Zine. They have been studying composting. During science class, the students eagerly dug through the containers of soil in search for the worms. The children then helped separate the worms from their castings. Further, they assisted the teacher in harvesting the worms. Together, they discussed the benefits of compost for plant growth. The castings will be donated to Mr. Walach for use in the garden.
During the All School Meeting this week, the Eighth Grade paid tribute to the upcoming holiday. This day is known to most as Columbus Day. The FA students are helping to build awareness and give recognition to the Native Americans as the first inhabitants of the land and true discoverers of America. In order to celebrate the Native American culture, this holiday has been renamed, by many cities and states in the Americas, as Indigenous People's Day. Great job Eighth Grade!
Enjoy the long weekend.
-Chapter 3- Ways to add
-Learning to count on- Choose the greater number and then count up
-Using number bonds
-Writing addition sentences from fact families (2,5,7 )
-Becoming familiar with a ten frame to add
-Playing math card games to practice addition facts to 10
-Vocabulary- addition sentence, ten frame, plus, equals
-Cache of Jewels- An introduction to nouns. Learning the categories - person, place or thing.
The students created an object to represent a noun for our display of our "Noun Town".
-My Feet by Aliki
-Scaredy Squirrel by Melanie Watt- A humorous tale of a squirrel that is scared to leave his nut tree. He is terrified to encounter aliens, killer bees, and germs. Then one day, he falls out of his tree and makes and new discovery.
-Weekend journals- Sharing the events of our weekends. Adding details to our stories to expand our writing.
-Fantastic Friends- Writing about the activities that the students enjoy doing with their friends. First, we began by writing ideas on a story map which helps organize their thoughts. Then, each student composed complete sentences.
-Studying the sounds qu and wh
-Word work to practice sight words- do, with, said
-Reviewing sounds ch, sh, th
-We continue to work on our project entitled "The Best Part of Me". Together, we are learning to re-read and edit our work. First grade uses COPS writing system to check for Capitalization, Organization, Punctuation and Spelling. Each student is working on the final draft of their written description.
Science ( with Mr. Zine)
-Learning about worms for composting
-Nature walks- Observing and journal writing