Friday, March 24, 2017

Focus Wall

Text Talk

 Hunk and Chunk

Antonyms

We continued telling time during math.  This week we focused on telling time to the half hour.  Ask your child about this watch craftivity.

We began a poetry unit during Writing Workshop.  We practiced looking at ordinary objects through a "poet's eye."




We began talking about the 'determining importance' reading strategy during Reading Workshop.  Ask your first grader about the activity with Miss Adams' purse.

We also learned all about our 5 senses.

Miss Adams has her very own blog...check it out here!

UPCOMING DATES

April 1: Wilson Carnival 11-2
April 10-14: Spring Break
April 22: Wilson Open House 10-1
April 25: Field Day
May 29: No School - Memorial Day
May 31: Last Day of 1st Grade!!!

Friday, March 17, 2017

Focus Wall

Text Talk

Poem of the Week

Hunk and Chunk

We learned all about synonyms!  Ask your first grader to tell you what a synonym is and give you some examples. ;)



In math, we practiced telling time to the hour.  


We read the book, Jamie O'Rourke and the Big Potato and did several activities related to the story.  Ask your child what the story was about.

We got so caught up in all the fun with our Potato People that I forgot to snap pictures.  But we used our Potato People to practice writing autobiographies during Writing Workshop.

And of course, the highlight of the week was our field trip to Great American Ballpark. 


Charlotte was our final Celebrity of the Week! :)


UPCOMING DATES

Apr. 10-14: Spring Break
April 25: Field Day




Friday, March 10, 2017

Focus Wall

Text Talk

Poem of the Week

Hunk and Chunk

We learned all about contractions by performing some "contraction surgery!"


We finished up our place value unit during math.


We LOVE getting mail from our Parent Pen Pals!!

More Dr. Seuss fun!

Making our very own sneetch!

Graphing goldfish to go with the book, Red Fish, Blue Fish, One Fish, Two Fish.

UPCOMING DATES

March 15: Field Trip to GABP
Apr. 10-14: Spring Break
April 25: Field Day

Friday, March 3, 2017

Focus Wall

Text Talk

Poems of the Week

Hunks and Chunks

We continued our questioning unit in reading workshop with the book, Recess at 20 Below.  Ask your first grader what he/she learned from this book.

In Writing Workshop, we continued our persuasive and opinion writing unit.  We read the book, The Best Part of Me, and then wrote about our own best parts.

Pen Pal Letters - signed, sealed, and delivered!

We celebrated Dr. Seuss' birthday ALL week with lots of Dr. Seuss books and craftivities!!  The celebration will continue next week too.


Ryan was our Celebrity of the Week!


UPCOMING DATES
March 8: Report Cards Home
March 15: Field Trip to GABP
Apr. 10-14: Spring Break