The Buzz

Ms. Larrabee's 1st Grade Class

The Buzz This Week (9/28 - 10/2)

Social/ Emotional: We will learn the difference between a fixed mindset and a growth mindset. A fixed mindset is when you have the mindset of thinking things are to hard or that you can't do it. Whereas a growth mindset allows individuals to positively accept challenges and apply effort into one's learning and daily activities.

Writing: We are continuing to work through our Small Moments unit, where the kids are writing about real life experiences. The kids began their first writing piece last week. We will work through the entire writing process this week.

Reading: This is the last week of practicing small group reading rotations. Next week, reading groups will be in full swing! We are also reading the story Matthew and Tilly by Rebecca C. Jones this week as we continue to make text to self connections as we read. As we read our short weekly passage, we'll work on vocabulary, visualizing, making connections, determining the problem and solution, and knowing the main character.

Word Work: This week our studies in vocabulary will be to the short e sound in words like leg, let, men, red. Additionally, we are continuing our sight word development with the words: were, then, saw, give, one.

Social Studies: We finished our What is a Scientist? unit last week and will begin our first main social studies unit this week. We'll be studying American Symbols, specifically the American Flag, Liberty Bell, Statue of Liberty, Bald Eagle, role of the President and Mount Rushmore.

Math: We will finish the Numbers to 120 unit this week. Students will compare numbers up to 120 with the <, > and = symbols. We'll also determine if a number sentence is true or false. Last, we'll build a 120 chart together, discussing different number patterns noticed.

Last Week..

(9/21 - 9/26)

We earned another Pawfect Award last week from Mrs. John, our math specialist! Mrs. John rotates through each first grade classroom to help us teach and allow us to go to other classrooms to observe. Mrs. John is in my classroom every Tuesday. She gave us a Pawfect Award during our lesson last week!

The Fun Run was a great success last Friday! We had a lot of fun stretching/ getting pumped for the run, running and celebrating after completing the run! Thank you for coming and supporting our little ones on their run!

We also had a great time at the Bike Rodeo! We received great compliments from our Kirkwood Police Department! We also had several kids handle falling off of their bike like a champ and learn to ride their bike without training wheels!

"Buzz Worthy" Things to Look Out For

  • This Wednesday morning is our STEAM Showcase from 9:00 - 11:00. It is also Wellness Wednesday/ Trail Trotters.
  • This Friday is our first Early Bird Readers morning from 8:00 - 8:30 in our library. It is also First Fridays from 8:30 - 9:00. I hope to see you in our classroom!
  • Keysor Makers is next Tuesday evening.


Monday: Early Release

Tuesday: Library

Wednesday: Art

Thursday: PE

Friday: Music