Mrs. Faccio's 1st Grade Newsletter
October 14, 2016
What's Up in the Classroom?
Writing - Story telling with a partner was the big topic this week. Students made "talking heads" of themselves and were assigned a partner. Since they are natural storytellers, they practiced telling a story to their partner while their partner asked clarifying questions. From there, they sketched out their story in pictures and then added words.
Word Work - We continued on with the words we started last week. Each day we do something different with the words. Students had a test today to see how much they knew about their sort. The tests will be in their folders for you to look at.
Science - Students are working on all things pond related! They are going to be uber prepared for the field trip!!
Reading - The reading behavior that was focused on this week was metacognition (thinking about thinking) and making predictions. We talked about fake reading vs. real reading and used the 2 concepts to demonstrate how a reader knows which one they are doing. They can ask themselves if they are thinking about their reading and ask themselves questions like, "Did that make sense?" or "I wonder what will happen next?" This is real reading. Fake reading is when they are just reading words but have not idea what the book is about.
Getting Ready for Halloween!!
Field Trip Information!!
If you ordered a school lunch for your child, it will be ready for them on the morning of. If you are providing a lunch, don't forget to send it!! The students will carry their lunches on the bus and put them in a safe spot when we get to Barkhausen. We will return to Forest Glen around 2:45. If you are a driving parent, you may take your child with you (from Barkhausen) if you wish when the field trip is over. I've only been on this trip once but it was super fun so I'm anticipating a really nice time for the students!! :)