Ms. Duff's 1st Grade Update
December 10, 2015
In the professional development that I have attended this week, we have been reminded of the three big focuses for moving writers forward: structure, development, and language conventions. No matter which genre we are teaching (narrative, informational, opinion, or realistic fiction), these areas of teaching remain the same. Structure refers to the parts of the writing such as beginning, transitions, and endings. Development includes elaboration (details) and craft (ex: labels). Language conventions is the spelling, punctuation, and capitalization.
Our Celebration of family, friends, and good health!
Last week Marin's dad, Chris Roman, came in to teach us about gravity and motion. He then taught us about why tree branches are thicker at the base. The kids had fun seeing Mr. Roman break pieces of wood. As he said, if you are going to break something, you should learn something about it!