Back to School Night–September 18
Field Trip to the Adler Planetarium (details to come in October)–October 29
The students learned that when they begin a book they take a “sneak peek.” This look inside the book helps them start thinking about the book and making predictions. The students are learning how the silent “e” on the ends of many words changes the vowel.
The students are working on ways to spell words in their writing. While there are no spelling tests in first grade, the students do word work. The strategies they began working on this week were to write all the sounds in the word, remember snap words (at, in, can, etc.), and think of little words inside of a word (fall, win, etc.).
The students worked on problem solving this week. They also completed their first chapter math test. The students are bringing home math papers and you may wonder about some marker lines on the paper. Since much of math is taught in small groups, I can use a marker to highlight some material while I am teaching. This serves as a visual cue. I circle the number of the problem that is incorrect. Students correct their papers before moving on to help ensure understanding of the material.
The students sang a song about the Creation Story for Miss Barrett. They were so happy to have her come into the classroom and hear the song and see the accompanying visuals. While she was in the classroom the students asked to sing another song for her as well. This class loves to sing!
Along with reading some short biographies in our text, the students compared and contrasted some photos from long ago with their lives. The students are learning to focus on details in pictures. The students completed an activity sheet about what they would like to do at school.
The students cooperated to make a group picture with BeeBots!