I am always shocked that some students have never made a hand turkey before. I guess you have to learn everything somewhere and what better place than 1st grade!
These turkeys quickly turned into mathematical tools. We'll use them to help us count by fives throughout the month of November.
Friday, November 3, 2017
Stuck on a word....
have no fear your reading buddies are here!
Wednesday, November 1, 2017
1st graders have been working hard on their reading fluency and expression this month with a delightful Pumpkin Patch Reader's Theater. We practiced, performed, and then recorded our work, focusing on our expression and fluency. We even got a little fancy and used a green screen while recording to add a real pumpkin patch to our movie. Check it out below:
Thursday, October 26, 2017
Our perfectly pretty pumpkin published alliterations are done! Alliterations are sentences that have the same sound repeated at the beginning of many words. First, we used pictionaries to help brainstorm words that start with the beginning sound in our names. We unscrambled funny alliterations on the Smartboard to help us understand that our alliterations must make sense. Students then wrote a sentence to make their own alliterations that went with their adorable pumpkins.
First Grade Common Core Standard for Writing: With guidance and support from adults, use a variety of digital tools to produce and publish writing, including in collaboration with peers.
Wednesday, October 25, 2017
A huge thank you to the Hanglin family for their very generous donation of pumpkins for the whole classroom! We have made the most of this bountiful harvest and completed different learning activities with our pumpkins.
First, we turned into scientists to observe our pumpkins. We used all of our senses - we smelled the pumpkins, felt the pumpkins, and looked at the pumpkins' color, shape, texture, lines, etc.
Next, we decorated our orange friends and turned them into pumpkin pals. We used them to help us practice our reading fluency. Our pumpkins really enjoyed hearing our just right books!