This week first grade had their first field trip to the Zeiterion Theater. We attended a beautiful production of The Rainbow Fish performed by Mermaid Theater of Nova Scotia. This production company is internationally recognized for their innovative puppetry and stunning scenic effects. The students were intrigued by the story and mesmerized by the motion of the ocean animals. Throughout the play, they questioned how the backgrounds and sea creatures were moving, especially in the giant whale! At the end of the performance, the theater company answered a few questions from the audience and demonstrated how it created these illusions. A special thanks to the parents that joined the us on our first trip.
Next week, our Student-led conferences begin. The first grade students are excited to present their goals and progress. They selected their favorite pieces of work to share. I am very proud of their effort and accomplishments over the past two months. We look forward to seeing you soon.
Have a great weekend.
-Chapter 4- Subtraction
-Learning different ways to subtract- count on/count back
-Using number bonds to subtract
-Writing and Solving subtraction sentences
-Practicing vocabulary such as take away, subtract, minus
-Families, Families, Families by Suzanne Lang
-Many Luscious Lollipops- An introduction to adjectives
-Marilyn's Monster by Michelle Knudsen
-Learning to read consonant blends- L blends and R blends
-Poem- The Sneaky, Greedy, Spider
-Writing adjectives to describe a given noun. The students created a picture of a monster and were then asked to create descriptive adjectives
-Appetizing Adjectives- Each student thought of words to describe ice cream. They later used these ideas to compose a descriptive sentence.
-Learning to spell consonant blends at the beginning of words
-Practicing to count and sort syllables
-Reviewing the FLOSS rule- learning when to double the ending consonants F, L, S and Z such as class, buzz
-Preparing for Student-led conferences
-Families, Families, Families by Suzanne Lang- a fun, picture book using animals to describe many unique types of families.
-Nuclear families-We discussed members of our nuclear extended families.
-Art project- The children constructed and shared their family trees with their classmates. The students were very interested in the many different ways we refer to members of our family, especially grandmother and grandfather.