Ms. Larrabee's 1st Grade Class!
The Buzz This Week (12/7 - 12/11)
Writing: The students will continue working through the writing process of their Small Moments piece this week. We will be revising, editing, peer editing and writing our final drafts this week and next.
Reading: We're continuing to learn about Non-Fiction texts and their features this week. We're learning about the text features: table of contents, headings, key words, diagrams, captions, labels, etc. We'll also work on reading comprehension with Non-Fiction texts. In addition, we'll be reading a short Non-Fiction passage about bats.
Word Work: This week our studies in vocabulary will be with the constant blends: cl, bl and pl. The new sight words we'll be practicing include: may, part, about, word, find.
Social Studies: We did not get to start Geography last week because we spent more time on light and sound. We started our Geography unit today. This week we'll learn about maps and globes. We'll also complete a project where we'll learn our place on the map.
Math: We've learned all about shapes and we'll continue to learn about shapes as we begin our fractions of shapes unit this week. We'll learn what fractions are, how to make halves, thirds and fourths out of the shapes we've been busy learning.
"Buzz Worthy" Things to Look Out For...
- Skating: We'll be skating when we have PE and Wellness both this week and next. To prevent kids from forgetting their helmets, I'm planning on keeping your child's helmet at school unless I hear otherwise.
- Skate Night: We're having a Family Skate Night on Thursday, December 17th. Sign up forms were sent home today. If you would like to participate, please fill out and return the form to school.
- Foreign Language Club: Keysor is starting a Foreign Language club! Sign up sheets were sent home today. Spots for this club are on a first come, first serve basis. If your child would like to participate, please fill out the form and bring it back to school as soon as possible.
- On Monday, December 14th there is a Board of Education meeting about budget proposals.
(11/30 - 12/4)
We finished our light and sound unit by making our own shadow puppets. The kids designed their own puppets and explored with flashlights to create different sized shadows with their puppets. We also predicted whether or not a transparent object would make a shadow or not.
We celebrated a birthday last week! Our special student decided he wanted to have a friendly class game of soccer to celebrate his birthday! We had a lot of fun playing and cheering each other on.
Here's a picture of First Fridays, which was last Friday. Thank you for coming to First Fridays to read with your own child as well as your child's peers. The kids love sharing their learning here at school!
We had a special day with our 3rd grade buddies in Ms. Weiterman's class last Friday. We ate lunch and watched a movie with them! It was great getting to know our buddies better during lunch and relaxing with them during the movie.
3rd Grade Buddies Movie Time
We watched a Disney classic, The Fox and the Hound, with our buddies.