Friday, December 16, 2016

Focus Wall

Text Talk

Hunks and Chunks!
Ask your first  grader what these hunks and chunks are called. ;)

We concluded our unit on visualizing with the poem, My Neighbor's Dog is Purple.  Ask your first grader to tell you about this fun poem! ;)

We had LOTS of fun seeing what the Grinch and our Elf were up to each morning.  Did your first grader tell you all about it?!?!

Of course we had to do a Grinch craftivity during Grinch week!

 "Look Mrs. DeLotell, it's a coincidence!"  LOVE when we use text talk words in our daily conversations!!

Laura Numeroff came out with a new book in my most favorite children's series!!  Have you read it?!?

Abby was our Celebrity of the Week!

UPCOMING DATES

Dec. 22: Holiday Party 2-3pm
Dec. 23-Jan 2: No School - Winter Break
Jan. 3- School Resumes

Friday, December 9, 2016

Focus Wall

Text Talk

Hunks and Chunks

In Writing Workshop, we are in the process of publishing our favorite personal narratives.  Here we are peer editing our stories. 
 

In math, we practiced solving subtraction story problems.  We learned that we can use these same strategies for solving subtraction problems as well.

We had so much fun with our Flat Gingy adventures!
 

We also enjoyed finding our elf each morning.  Ask your first grader about the Random Acts of Christmas Kindness our elf delivered this week.

Anna was our Celebrity of the Week

UPCOMING DATES

Dec. 22: Holiday Party 2-3pm
Dec. 23-Jan 2: No School - Winter Break
Jan. 3- School Resumes

Friday, December 2, 2016

Focus Wall

Text Talk

Poems of the Week


Hunks and Chunks

We added a new reading strategy to our "toolbox."  We learned that good readers create mental images while they read to better understand the story.

In math, we practiced balancing equations.

And perhaps the most important part of our week was the arrival of our elf, Pipi!!  He delivers a Random Act of Christmas Kindness each day.  Ask your first grader what RACK he brought this week.

Holden was our Celebrity of the Week!

UPCOMING DATES

Dec. 22: Holiday Party 2-3pm
Dec. 23-Jan 2: No School - Winter Break
Jan. 3- School Resumes

Friday, November 18, 2016

Focus Wall

Text Talk

Hunk and Chunk

CK was also a Hunk and Chunk that we learned this week.  Check out who's name has the CK Hunk and Chunk! :)

During Reading Workshop, we focused on retelling stories.  Hopefully you listened to your child retell a story on SeeSaw.  This is a great skill you can practice at home while reading with your child. ;)

In Math, we practiced solving number sentences and story problems with Missing Addends.

We learned all about bats this week and celebrated with a bat craftivity.  Ask your first grader what he or she learned about bats this week.
 

Graham was our Celebrity of the Week!


UPCOMING DATES

Nov. 22 - End of 1st Trimester 
Nov. 23-25: No School - Thanksgiving Break
Nov. 30: Report Cards
Dec. 23-Jan 2: No School - Winter Break
Jan. 3- School Resumes