Before Thanksgiving break, we learned about the three main parts of a paragraph: main idea (also known as a topic sentences), 3 details, and a wrap-up sentence. We practice writing paragraphs with different graphic organizers. Finally, we put our skills to the test. Each student chose an animal he or she did not know much about. After researching that animal in books from our very own classroom library, we wrote paragraphs and created a presentation with pictures to share with our peers. Check out our presentation below!
Written and Typed by Addalyn
The following post is one of a series that will be featured each month. The habits that we are learning stem from the 7 Habits of Highly Effective People. Your child knows all 7 of the habits. As a school, we are taking our learning of the habits to a deeper level by focusing on one habit each month.
Great leaders take care of their bodies and say "no" to drugs!
These are the leaders we want to be in 30 years!
Written and Typed by McKenna
Setimbr the 30 we made apples sos.We peelld the apples frst. Then we put a tabll spoon of wotre . Then we put a little bit of shuogr .Then we put a lot of sinumin .Then we put the mixschr of apples sos.In the crocpot . Then we trnd the cropot on for 3 aowrs . We leamed that apples dont grow from bushes . Allso we leared that blossoms are a actually apple that you cant eat. Apples are hetheey. But they hava sugar.
Written and Typed by Justin
Our first days of first grade were a blast! On the first day, we spent some time getting calming our jitters with a story called First Day Jitters. Then, we read a poem called Jitter Juice and enjoyed some real jitter juice to calm our nerves! During math time, we practice counting to 120 with a song and a 120 chart puzzle, which will later become our first math center.
In the afternoon, we started learning about Daily 5, the reading structure we will use for the entire year. The first Daily 5 choice we learned about is Read to Self. Before practicing, we discussed the 3 ways to read a book. Then, we started practicing our stamina. Ask your child what the word stamina means!
Each column on our stamina chart (above right) represents a practice session. We use a new color every day so we can see how much better our stamina is with each day that we practice.
On the first day of our first full week, we enjoyed celebrating a piece of American history by watching a live feed of the solar eclipse while making our own models. Check it out below!
This blog is written by the students of Mrs. McClure's class to record their learning and adventures in first grade!