What's going on in first grade?
We are currently focusing on FORCE. Each day our first graders will complete a different hands on activity that introduces how objects move and what forces can move them. We have lots of exciting activities that can be recreated at home. Try making your very own ramp using a stack of books... First graders love exploring how to make objects go really fast!
In math we are working on related addition and subtraction facts. Our fact families are proudly displayed outside of our room. We are having a blast recognizing how numbers relate to one another!
Our first graders are soaring with their reading. We are working on retelling stories and including the important key details. Be on the look out for videos created by our kiddos that retell The Mitten by Jan Brett.
In writing we are working on crafting our New Year's Resolutions. Each student has picked three areas where they can work to become a better friend and improved student. We had very meaningful discussions about how we could choose successful resolutions. Be sure to ask your child about his or her "step in the right direction".
Resources for Home
XtraMath is a great resource for practicing addition and subtraction facts and creating automaticity!http://www.xtramath.org
Reading Eggs is a school wide subscription that students use during computer. Encourage your child to stock up on eggs and WOW Mr.Thompson!
We Give Books is a virtual classroom library, read on!
National Geographic's newest magazine is tailored for our young readers. Beautiful photographs and enticing articles will mesmerize your reader!