Here's what's happening in the huddle...
Last week we read Clean Your Room, Harvey Moon by Pat Cummings. We focused on the following skills:
- using sticky notes to record important words from the story
- using a bookmark to record the sequence of events from the story
- drawing a picture to record our favorite parts of the story
These skills and strategies introduced this week are intended to aid children in retelling a story in order with detail. This is a skill I encourage you to do at home as practice is necessary for success.
Three of our guided reading groups finished practicing their Readers' Theater scripts last week. This is our first attempt at embedding video into our newsletter, so please be patient...we will get better!
Do you know what a radula is on a snail? Well, your first grader should! (It's similar to a tongue with sharp teeth on it.) This is just one example of the exciting information we are learning about living things.
Did you hear about our cricket escapee? Yes, he sang to us for a whole day in the classroom from under our heater.
We concluded our week by observing fish and identifying their gill covers, fins, eyes, mouths, and tails. It was very interesting to study their scales up close too!
FYI - Osbaldeston's Pets of the World donated crickets to our classroom for our observation lesson and they allowed us to borrow fish for the afternoon. Thank you Osbaldeston's!
Could it be Nemo?
Mason observing his goldfish.
What an artist!
Julianna's cricket drawing in her science notebook.
We see them!
Evan, Timmy, and Louis looking for their fish's gill covers.