Sept. 20 - After School Program Begins
Sept. 21- Class Picture Day
September 30- Book Order Due
*Please remember to pack your student's laptop, book bag, and return to school each day*
In reading, the first and second graders are learning to book shop. We are learning to pick a healthy balance of books. Books can be hard, just right and/or easy. Students will have a mix of books in their book bags. We are reading independently for 10 minutes each day. Next week, we will learn to read with our reading partners!
*Reading pillows will stay here at school in your student's cubby. Please help your student find a pillow they are comfortable leaving here at school.**
In first grade math, we are learning some fun new math games. After our math lesson, students choose a game to work at for additional skill practice.
We are learning to subitize different groupings and write numbers up to 20. Students are working with different models from Kindergarten such as: ten/twenty frames and tally marks. In first grade math we work on persistence and flexible thinking. Students share strategies with each other and learn there are many ways to work through a problem!
In writing, we are working on writing our first "small moments" stories. We read a great mentor text called Jabari Jumps by Gaia Cornwall. This story models for kids how to write about a tiny moment in time. We are working on a planning strategy we call "touch, tell, sketch and write", where students verbally tell a story, then sketch pictures to help tell about their ideas and remember each part. Finally we are working on writing words to match our story.