Our week began with an all school celebration of our new beautiful SFX building.
Our class welcomed the new Year and each other as they shared their Christmas stories and and adventures over break. Children shared their stories of Jesus’ birth, that Christmas is a time to show love to others. We retold the story of Jesus being born in humble surroundings, the three Kings and their gifts to Jesus, and then we considered what it means to give the gift of oneself, Our class made a New year’s resolution to be kind and respectful to each others.
WORD DETECTIVES USE ALL THEY KNOW TO SOLVE NEW WORDS is the title of our new Reading Unit. The children are now working on getting better at using strategies to figure out hard words and new words when they are reading. The children are working towards earning their Word Detective badges. We loved reading NATE THE GREAT Words Their Way Word Work and sight word practice continued. We continue working on comprehension strategies. Writing opinion pieces are an addition to our Writing Workshop.
GEOMETRY AND FRACTIONS is our new Math Chapter. We began by developing and using math vocabulary relating to plane and solid shapes. The First Graders classified, sorted, and compared objects by one attribute. The children recognized attributes such as color, size, and shape to sort and classify
REMINDERS: First Graders have outdoor recess every day, please dress your children for outdoor play. Scholastic Book Orders are due January 17, 2019.