Pine News Update
COMMUNITY ASSIGNMENT FOR THIS WEEK
In first grade we're doing a community study. We've started by studying our classroom community and our school community. We'd like to talk more about what communities we belong to outside of school!
Assignment to be completed by Tuesday, April 28th:
Today we sent home an assignment and a little bag of cards for your child to fill-out.They will use the cards to record communities that they are a part of answering the question: What communities is your family a part of?
On Wednesday we will then be putting all these cards together in a nesting chart to show all the communities we're a part of. Exciting!
Also - Please come in to the classroom at some point this week and put a pin on our map showing where you live (or check to see that your pin is still there from the beginning of the year)!
Three breaths, just through your mouth ... in ... hold ... out
Three breaths, just through your nose ... in ... hold ... out
Three breaths, in through your nose, out through your mouth ... in ... hold ... out
Any number can be doubled: 1 + 1, 2 + 2, 3 + 3 ...
Not all numbers have doubles: 24 can be made of 12 + 12 ... 25 doesn't have doubles. Odd numbers don't have doubles.
When numbers are doubled in a sequence, we find the counting by 2's numbers.
- "Make sure your story has a problem."
- "Make the characters talk." or "What did the characters say?"
- "Help me see the character move."
When talking about the characteristics of good story writing, one of our students noticed that our chart about how readers get to know characters could be helpful for writers as well. It's so exciting when kids make reading and writing connections!
It would be so great if you could come in to support Anna, Michelle, Tameka and the Pine children while Paul is gone. Thanks!