It's hard to believe that we've been together for a month already. What a wonderful beginning! I enjoy observing the students' interactions during academic activities and free time. I most admire their eagerness to share thoughts and celebrate their hard work with fellow classmates.
This week at All School Meeting, two first graders presented their favorite book for Book Buzz. Finn and Eric Paul did a terrific job introducing Dav Pilkey's new book, The DogMan, to the FA community . Their poise and presentation skills were impressive. Their classmates applauded their performance and are now quite motivated to present for Book Buzz. Keep up the great work!
-Making number bonds
-learning the relationship between the parts of a whole number
-demonstrating various number bonds of a given number (ie. numbers that add to 10)
-interpreting pictures to make a number bond
-Assessment for Chapter 2
-vocabulary- whole, parts, number bond
-When I Was Five by Jamie Lee Curtis- Followed by a partner share. The partners discussed their memories of when they were younger. The students illustrated an event that they look forward to when they get older.
-The Invisible Boy by Trudy Ludwig- a touching story of a boy who is left out during school activities and social events. He often feels invisible until a new student arrives and reaches out to Brian for friendship. This simple act of kindness allows Brian to feel a sense of belonging.
-The Dot by Peter Reynolds- a beautiful book of self discovery for a little girl during art class. Vashti is having difficulty drawing her picture. Once she begins, she realizes her artistic talents. This story inspired the first grade class to paint their own picture to see where "the dot" could lead them.
-The class is busy composing their All About Me books. Some of the topics this week include My Favorite Food, My Favorite Sport and When I Was Little.
-Weekend Journals- A description of an event that the student's enjoyed over their weekend.
-Spelling- learning digraphs sh, ch, th, wh
-Sight words this week- was, of, a
-Together, we read the book The Best Part of Me by Wendy Ewald. Each first grader selected their own favorite body part. They used a story map to discover the importance of their chosen anatomical feature. They then used their story map to compose a descriptive paragraph.