It was a great week in first grade with red, white, and blue day for Teddy O., nice weather for playing and reading outside, and some fun, hands-on learning! Thank you for the donations to Lurie’s to honor our special friends!
Our last birthday dress down in Friday, May 12 for students with birthdays in May, June, and July. 3 students and 2 teachers in our class will celebrate summer birthdays!
Literacy: The students are gearing up to write realistic fiction stories. While reading stories together at home, perhaps you could have a conversation about the setting, characters, problem and solution. The students met in small reading groups, completed word work, and wrote in their journals.
Religion: The students wrote beautiful cards for our amazing nurses. The students recognize that the nurses help with serious problems, but also provide extra care and lots of prevention! The students learned more about Mary while studying chapter 23, Mary is the Mother of the Church, in their religion book. The class had the most in depth, insightful, reverent discussion I have ever been a part of in first grade religious discussions. So many students added to the discussion and each other’s thoughts. Truly, they are thinking and able to express their faith!
Math: The students are really excited about graphs! They are learning tally charts, bar graphs, and pictographs. They did some fun graphs learning the likes and interests of their classmates and then are learning to interpret and analyze the data.
Science: It took a steady hand to see how many drops of water a penny could hold! It was a great hands-on experiment. The students also studied the concept that water takes the shape of its container.