October First Grade Newsletter
Mrs. Muhlenbruch's Class
First Grade News
This month we had a reader's theater of the story City Mouse and Country Mouse. Reader's Theaters are a wonderful way to practice fluency and reading with expression. Please check out the videos on our Facebook page if you haven't already!
This month our reading groups have been in full swing. I meet with each student at least once per day to read books and practice reading and writing related skills. While I am meeting with each group the rest of the class is hard at work on their Daily 5 Centers.
This month was the City High Homecoming Parade. It was great to see so many Shimek Sharks and their family participating or watching the parade. We have such a wonderful community!
In science, we are continuing learning about rocks. We studied different sized rocks and learned their names. We also looked at rocks that are so small we can't really even see them in the forms or clay and silt. We experimented with how water effects those two products. We also took a "fieldtrip" outside to see how rocks were used around our school learning new words like asphalt, concrete, and cinder block. We look forward to visiting the school garden in a few weeks to learn more about rocks in our world.
Rocks in our Worls
We got a chance to go outside and use our knowledge of rocks to explore out playground. We found many examples of rocks in use!
In Social Studies we learned and practiced shaking hands and introducing ourselves properly. (Hi! My name is _________. Nice to meet you!)
How are we alike and different?
In social studies we worked on the idea that we are all the same AND we are all different with an activity where we found people who liked different things and compared them to what we liked. We decided that not only is it ok that we are different, it is GREAT!