Monday, September 18, 2017

Week of September 18th

Hello all!

Another great week in First Grade! Students have continued to work hard every day! We continue to build our classroom community and to settle into our daily routine. Here's a look at out math rotations. On this day we rotated through using Dreambox, exploring pattern blocks, and a number packet to practice our teens.

On Monday we celebrated Constitution Day. We learned about why the document was written and what it means for our country and how it helps us be good citizens. We brainstormed what it means to be good citizen and the students had amazing responses: help other people, follow the rules and the laws, listen to the police/teachers, help mom do chores, donate to others, among many others! We learned a new song about Constitution Day and it was a big hit!

This week we continue to talk about being a good friend. We have read a lot of books about how to be a friend and how to appreciate our differences! We read Spaghetti on a Hot Dog Bun and did a fun craft about what makes us unique! We also baked our own Friendship Pie after reading Enemy Pie.

My favorite part of our Friendship Unit is the introduction of our compliment circle! This is one of my favorite classroom traditions that I try to do every week! We started this week by talking about what a compliment is and complementing each other’s clothes/appearance just to practice what a compliment looks like. In the future we move past our clothes, but it worked out perfectly for us to compliment our spiffy picture day outfits!

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