FIRST GRADE FLASH
GARDEN OF LEARNING-October 16
DIGGING INTO ACADEMICS
We explored the farm and learned about farm animals, producers and consumers.
We read the Little Red Hen and The Little Red Hen Gets Help. We compared different versions of the Little Red Hen.
We made Tacos.
We learned about words with short e...en, et, ell
We wrote informational pieces about chickens.
We practiced subtraction strategies.
We practiced writing sentences distinguishing between the naming part and telling part of a sentence.
We learned to retell and summarize and learn about story elements...characters, setting, events, beginning, middle, end.
We had Farm, Fall and Pumpkin Centers where we....weighed and measured pumpkins, did a sink and float experiment, made butter and learned about how it is made, learned about chickens and saw real chickens and a bunny, did "eggsperiments", cut open a pumpkin and scooped out the insides, and made apple prints and leaf rubbings.
We helped plant the KINDNESS GARDEN and attended the dedication.
PUMPKINS! PUMPKINS! PUMPKINS!
We will continue to explore the farm and learn about farm animals, pumpkins, producers and consumers.
We will read Pumpkin, Pumpkin and learn about the life cycle of a pumpkin.
We will learn about Fall.
No new spelling words.
We will write informational pieces about pumpkins.
We will have a "Mock "Pumpkin stand where we will use our adding, subtraction, writing, and money skills to learn about pumpkins.
We will practice addition and subtraction strategies.
We will practice writing sentences distinguishing between the naming part and telling part of a sentence.
We will learn about Fiction vs. Nonfiction
We will begin a unit on SPIDERS.
We will summarize and learn about story elements...characters, setting, events, beginning, middle, end.
We will visit Savidge Farms...wear blue Shoemaker Shirt and pack a lunch!
Calendar of Events
Sign Up on SIGN UP GENIUS FOR OCTOBER ACTIVITES
16th Farm, Fall and Pumpkin Centers we need volunteers
16th Kindness Garden dedication
23rd field trip to Savidge Farm
30th Halloween Party 1:00- 1:45 2:15-3:15 Halloween Parade 1:45
VISIT TO THE FARM
PLEASE WEAR SHOEMAKER SHIRTS AND BRING A LUNCH IN A DISPOSABLE BAG ON FRIDAY.
On Friday, October 23rd , the first grade classes will be taking a field trip to Savidge Farm. Students will get to rotate through several stations as they learn about life on the farm including a hay ride to the pumpkin patch. Each student will also bring home a pumpkin. The PTO will be covering the cost of the buses and the $5.00 admission cost. Please sign and return the permission slip to school ASAP.
- We will visit the Savidge Farm on Friday, October 23rd.
- Please support PTO Cookie Dough Fundraiser .
- BOX TOPS FOR EDUCATION DUE on OCTOBER 23rd!
- HELP! Please bring in at least 2 canned goods each to help the Food Bank.
We read Ordinary Mary's Extraordinary Deed...and learned about acts of kindness.
Please look for our KIndness Flowers...students are asked to perform acts of kindness, record on the flower, color, cut out and return the flower for our kindness Garden.
We will be making seed medallions this month to kick off our Kindness Garden.
On Friday, October 16th we had the Shoemaker Kindness Garden Dedication and planting of trees and flowers. Two Buddy benches were placed in the garden for students to have a place to go when feeling sad or lonely.
TOP TURTLE BRADEN
Shoemaker Science STEM LAB
Lettuce BE KIND!
Lettuce BE RESPECTFUL!
Lettuce BE GRATEFUL!
Lettuce PLANT SEEDS OF KINDESS!
We explored the lab...magnet table, shells table, seeds table. Look at the wonderful Sunflowers donated by Jaflo.
CHECK OUT THESE SITES TO REINFORCE SKILLS TAUGHT
Please look for the flyer with directions for your child to practice addition facts at home as well as in school. I have showed the students the site but please log on at home to get them more familiar with the site.