Communication is very important in any classroom. On this page, you will find current news, our classroom newsletters, upcoming events, and important dates.
During writer’s workshop, the students have been working hard on their “How-to” books. Students are writing about topics like how to make cupcakes, do a cartwheel, make a mask, and make Rice Krispie Treats to name a few. During this project the students are learning how to use transition words to explain a step by step process. We’re also understanding how to edit, revise and add to our writing. Later, we will begin writing our Mother’s Day books.
Next week we will begin wrapping up our unit on changes in our Reading Street books. The students enjoyed reading about the changes that occur in nature. Specifically, we reviewed the butterfly life cycle and discussed the differences between caterpillars and butterflies.
In Math, the students have been using strategies to add two digit numbers to a one digit number, and two digit numbers to a two digit number. We continue to work on our addition and subtraction fact fluency. In the weeks to come, we will be reading and making picture graphs, bar graphs, and tally charts to represent data. We will also be using the data to solve word problems.
In Social Studies, we explored the lives of our first presidents and of Dr. Seuss. In Science, we discovered what makes a rainbow and why the snow is white. We are very excited to start our Science unit about light and sound. Finally, first grade is anxiously awaiting Mrs. Seelig’s arrival to learn about healthy lungs in April!