Wednesday, May 17, 2017

How To...

In Writer's Workshop, 1st graders have been focusing on informational writing. Each student chose a topic they were an expert on to create a "How To..." book. Once students decided on a topic they began with a rough draft, making sure to use rich transition words to organize their writing to make sense. After that, 1st graders used a new app Scribble Press to create a digital published book.

Check out our published digital creations by clicking on the book titles below:
Emma: How to Make a Fun Play
Brady: How to Play Minecraft
Dylan: How to Play Football
Lucia: How to Make Your Sister Laugh

Izzy: How To Run a Race
Gavin: How to Make Fruit Salad
Nikola: How to Play Basketball

Nathan: How to Swim
Oliver: How to Open Lego World
Colin: How to Draw a Hot Rod
Andrew: How to Run a Race
Trevor: How to Play Football
Olivia: How to Play Baseball
Isabella: How to Make My Brother Laugh
Abby: How to Make a Self Portrait

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Reader's Theater

1st graders have been hard at work learning about the water cycle. We have been learning about all the different places water can go by following two drops in a reader's theater. After practicing reading it with fluency and expression, first graders were ready to hear themselves read. We set up a giant green screen (thanks to Mrs. Klipfel for letting us borrow it) and we were ready to record. Using the Green Screen app by Do Ink (one of our favorites) we were able to add real water, clouds and even waterfalls behind our videos. Students said they were nervous to record but proud of their finished work..and they definitely should be very proud. Check out our Water Cycle Reader's Theater video below. It is definitely worth a view or ten.

Common Core State Standard RF 1.4 Read with sufficient accuracy and fluency to support comprehension.