Kirsten's April Update
After our reader's theater unit, later in April/ early May we will embark upon our friendship themed book clubs, which will involve reading friendship themed books with our book buddies. Student will need to collaborate with the same text, notice character traits and compare characters. FIrst graders enjoy book club work and the collaboration that is involved. They are expected to interact and have discussions about the book at hand..
At the end of the month, in honor of National Poetry Month, we will start my favorite writing unit, Poetry. This unit will take us into May. We will learn to see with our poets' eyes and use our five senses to create poetry. Some of the different kinds of poetry we will write include: shape poems, poems about animals, acrostic poems, simile poems and music poems. Writing poetry is a lot of fun and offers students a chance to be creative and imaginative. The students produce amazing poems, also!