1B Update #13
May 20, 2016
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Happy spring! We are busy at work here in 1B as we start towards our last units of the school year.
Reading & Writing
We have wrapped up our reading unit on fairy tales and are writing our own as a choice activity during PODS time. Our opinion writing unit has also come to an end as we are publishing our final pieces. Next up in literacy, we will explore the genre of poetry both through reading and writing. A way to support us at home is to read poems with us or discuss rhyme in song lyrics.
We have started off our new unit strong and have been working really hard. In math, we have been focused on regrouping when using addition and subtraction numbers up to 100. We have also started to learn the value of coins, their image, and names. Next up, we are learning about time. We are so excited to see our 1B scholars take on this new challenge! To support our mathematicians at home you can review the value of pennies, dimes, nickels and quarters. Making it into a fun game by having them shop for items in your home. We also encourage you to make or provide subtraction problems flashcards. Solving addition problems has come naturally to 1B, but we will like to build their fluency on being able to solve subtraction problems with numbers ranging from 35-70.
Here we are writing a second draft of our opinion writing.
Graphic Novels: Fairy Tales
We love graphic novels so we are kicking off this independent activity with making our own but using the genre of fairy tales as a guide.
Learner Profile: Inquirers
Math Olympics & Inquiry
We learned that Holi is a spring festival that is celebrated by throwing paint and colored powder at each other. We learned that this tradition connects to a story about two Hindu gods.
Diwali -- Rangoli
Rangolis are designs made on the floor in living rooms or courtyards using rice, sand, flour, or dried flower petals. We designed our own rangolis and placed them outside as a welcome sign for those who entered.
Diwali -- Diyas
We made our own oil lamps -- diyas -- to create a tradition of Diwali -- the "Festival of Lights."
Diwali -- Rangoli
GREETINGS FROM NEW DELHI!
CONGRATULATIONS to all BPCS artists who helped create our New Delhi Installation.
Kinder Artists made all of the marigolds for the Flower Market. Grade One Artists designed and built the Palace. And Second Grade Artists researched and created all the beautiful Rangolis on display!! Many thanks, artists, for all of your hard work!!
THANK YOU SO MUCH to all of the parents who helped us get to INDIA!! We could not have made this trip without you! Your help and support is extraordinary! NAMASTE!
FYI : The Studio Lab no longer needs "colorful plastic bottle caps!" We have tons and the year end is quickly approaching!! THANK YOU! : )
P.E UPDATE FROM COACH M &M
In preparation for our land in Rio for the summer olympics we have been doing olympic inspired games and activities to get ourselves ready for our very own BPCS games at Brooklyn Bridge Park in June! In between Olympic training we learned how to play Cricket as we traveled to India. Check out some of our Olympians and cricket players in action!