Ms. Larrabee's 1st Grade Class
The Buzz This Week (11/30 - 12/4)
Writing: We took a break from our Small Moments unit to write our Student Treasures published book and letters to our pen pals in Eudora, Kansas. We're going back to the Small Moments unit this week, where the students write a personal narrative. Before Thanksgiving break, I conferenced with your child to decide what they wanted their writing goal to be for this paper. Throughout the writing process of our second Small Moments piece, your child will be working on their writing goal.
Reading: We're beginning our Non-fiction unit this week. During this unit, we'll learn the difference between fiction and nonfiction stories, realize non-fiction book's parts and how to learn about a topic using the text's features.
Word Work: This week our studies in vocabulary will be with the consonant s blends: sm, sn, sp, and sl. The new sight words we'll be practicing include: see, many, time, first, been.
Science/ Social Studies: Our studies in light and sound will end this week as we make different shadows with light. Then, during the middle of the week, we'll begin our unit on Geography and Mapping.
Math: This week we're continuing our studies with Geometry. We'll continue to explore shape properties including sides, vertices and curves.
"Buzz Worthy" Things to Look Out For...
Friday: No specials due to Early Release
- Don't forget to register your child for the GO! St. Louis Read, Right, and Run Marathon by November 30th. Registration may be completed at: https://register.chronotrack.com/r/14932
- This Friday, December 4th is an early release day as well as First Fridays.
- Don't forget to send in your child's November homework calendar and reading log this week. I'll be mailing reading log reports for our Pasta House Coupons this Wednesday. Your child will be coming home with a new homework calendar and reading log this week. Thanks for your support at home!
- Mrs. Jansen is requesting families complete our Green Schools Quest Survey, which can be found at this link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/L7NLRZR.
All About Shapes
Here are a couple of shape activities we completed the past two weeks. We've learned about the number of sides, vertices, length of sides, size of shapes, etc. The shapes we've learned include: triangle, rectangle, trapezoid, circle, square, hexagon and rhombus. We'll learn more this week. In the first two pictures, we made different shapes out of our bodies. In the last picture, we created pictures using shapes.
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All About Shapes
The students filled our marble jar again two weeks ago! We've been working hard to earn Pawfect Awards, follow directions and be respectful learners! To reward our hard work, they voted that my pet yellow-belly slider turtles come to school for the day! We took pictures/ videos of them, watched a reptile Magic School Bus episode and wrote facts about reptiles in our writing journals.
During one of our lessons about sound, the students learned about rhythm. We learned how we can put different sounds together in a pattern to create rhythm. Here's a picture of one group working together to create rhythm using different sounds.
We made thankful for turkeys last week. We decided to get on the ground in order to have enough room to make our turkeys. The turkeys we made are currently hanging in the hallway. In addition to making turkeys we read the story 'Twas the Night Before Thanksgiving by Dav Pilkey and wrote a recipe for our favorite Thanksgiving food.