A PEEK AT THE WEEK

We had a great week! In Reader's Workshop, our focus has been practicing the reading strategies we have learned in our mini lessons. We have learned about Lips The Fish, Eagle Eye, Sammy the Snake and Chunky Monkey just to name a few. These strategies are used when trying to figure out an unknown word when they are reading. I am so excited to see that they are using them. I always ask what reading strategy they used to figure out an unknown word and they can tell me exactly what strategy they used. In math this week, we have concentrated on balancing equations and they have done great understanding that it has to be the same number on both sides to be equal. Next, we learned that the equation is true if it balances and false if it doesn't equal the same number. If the equation is false, then they must make it true by changing one of the numbers to make them balance. This is normally a 4th quarter skill. This has been moved to 1st quarter. This is a spiraling skill that we will be working on all year. They have really done a fantastic job applying the math strategies they have learned to these difficult problems. I am so proud of them! They have turned into junior mathematicians!

We are 1st graders and we attend South Elementary School. We love school because we love to read, make projects on our i-pads and math station games. Our class works together as a team. Thank you for visiting.

PUMPKIN MATH AND FALL FAIR

NEXT THURSDAY ID FALL FAIR AT SOUTH. WE HOPE EVERYONE CAN COME AND PLAY SOME GAMES AND SUPPORT THE SCHOOL! DON'T FORGET TO VOTE FOR OUR PUMPKIN IN THE PUMPKIN DECORATING CONTEST. FRIDAY IS PUMPKIN MATH DAY FOR FIRST GRADE. WE COUNT, WEIGH, MEASURE, CUT, SCOOP, WRITE, DRAW AND ESTIMATE ALL IN ONE ACTIVITY. WE ALWAYS HAVE SO MUCH FUN!