W.E.S. Green Up Day
May 10 , 2019 from 11:00-11:30
Fine Print Writing Celebration
May 9th @ 6 pm at GMTCC
On Wednesday we filled our PAWS jar! We celebrated by spending time outdoors and playing our favorite tag games!
This week the first and second graders revisited the habits of a good reader! We reviewed our workshop rules and expectations as well as strategies and skills students use when reading. We all book shopped and made some great choices! I was so EXCITED to see students gathering together to check out our chapter books and books in a series...and forming their own new book clubs!! We continue to learn about how our book clubs should look and sound and how to come prepared to talk about our books! I was busy conferring with students about their new book choices and gathering information about students' strengths and needs.
Students are writing letters to share their strong feelings. This week, we worked on brainstorming reasons to support our opinion, but also elaborating on those reasons. We continued our work on parts of speech. This week we worked on describing words. Together we read If You Were An Adjective on the Smart-board and practiced describing different interesting items! Then students were given a mystery bag and worked with a partner to come up with describing words to tell about their item. Together as a class we used the describing words to guess the items hiding in the bags!
In science, we continue to explore how wind and water can change the earth. This week we focused on sand and its properties. Students looked at sand up close and tried to figure out how different colored sand is created!
Purple sand on Pfieffer Beach! How did this happen? We researched how sand was made, and figured out that near by this beach there are purple rocks. When rocks fall and crash they are broken into smaller parts... making sand. Water carries the sand to the beach!!