Where smiles happen every day!
April 1, 2016
Are you as tired as we are? MARCHing through 31 days has been a great accomplishment in grade one. This was a joke we used in Friday's morning message. Yes, I really do include cheesy jokes in our morning messages...but we love them. It's always a plus starting the day off with a smile.
We are continuing our exploration of the vowel-consonant-e syllable words. Each week we are adding to our sight word repertoire. It would be of great help to your student, to continue to review the sight words until mastery. It is expected that all sight words that have been introduced thus far will be used and spelled correctly daily. (Deep breaths...we do have our student dictionaries and word wall available at all times! It's just a matter of tuning in and using them).
We are also working on multi-step word problems. Students are exploring the benefits of using diagrams and circling pertinent information throughout the process.
Our next focus will be on telling time to the half hour...
We are continuing to practice our skills of collecting and representing data with our latest class project....
We have been able to incorporate our data collection skills (math)along with our opinion writing (Calkins' writing) to make this an amazing project that our class will present at the next PBIS school-wide assembly. We have written opinion pieces to share and created Kahoot surveys to take, which will ultimately determine what will be our silent symbol at Meadowbrook. All classes will vote on the best symbol for asking for quiet behavior from our school community during next week's tech time. The choices (if you have not already heard) are: Listening L / Quiet Coyote / Give Me Three / and Zero Voices....