Sunday, January 21, 2018

Week of January 15th

Students have been writing all about their opinions! This week they wrote about their favorite lunch! They worked so hard to go from planning draft! We’ve made class books for all of our opinion writing and the kids love to read them together on the rug!

We learned about Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. this week and did some writing on what his dream was and what our dreams are for the world.

In math students have been working hard comparing numbers using the greater than, equal to, and less than
symbols. Here they are practicing to a goNoodle video! They’re up moving AND learning!

Friday, January 12, 2018

Week of January 8th

We’re back at it in first grade! After winter break, a two-day week, and a snow day students were ready to get back into the groove!

This week students practiced writing a complete sentence! We learned a song, corrected sentences, and made sentence buddies! (picture coming soon…)

Students are working hard in math to practice their place value understanding. They played a new
game and exchanged ten pennies for a dime from the “bank.”

Students learned the difference between a fact and opinion last week. These week they practiced
stating their opinion and supporting it with a reason! We played Would You dancing
around the room and stopping to talk to the nearest partner when the music stopped! I read a
question and they shared their opinion and supported it with a “because…” statement.

“Would you rather swim in a pool filled with spiders or a pool filled with snakes?”

“A pool of spiders because they can’t swim!” (just one great opinion of the day!)

Week of December 18th

A belated post from before Winter Break. I didn’t realize I had so many amazing pictures of first
graders hard at work!

Students worked hard to solve different number puzzles! Students were hard at work becoming
math puzzle masters!

Students also made “math mittens” and practiced their addition facts!

Gingerbread day was a hit in first grade! Students spent the day engaged in gingerbread math,
gingerbread writing, and gingerbread science!