Miss Culver's First Grade News
October 9, 2015
Math: This week we began Topic 4. We spent two days working on our doubles facts. Students will need to be fluent in these facts so they can use the addition strategy "Doubles Plus One" (i.e. 3 + 4 = 7 because I know 3 + 3 = 6 and 1 more is 7). Pictured is one of our 4 math stations: flashcards. Read below to learn more about the other 3 stations we use daily in math workshop.
Reader's Workshop: This week we wrapped up Unit 2, which focuses on retelling and using reading strategies to solve tricky words. We celebrated by retelling a book to a partner.
Writer's Workshop: This week we began Topic 2: Writing Reviews. We are beginning this unit by writing about our collections. Students came up with a collection they have and will work on writing what things in their collection are the best and why.
Science/Social Studies: This week we dug deep in science. We have been hard at work on the scientific method and experiments. This week students selected what item they would like to put in water, vinegar and oil. They conducted the experiment and took results independently. What a great group of scientists!
WHAT IS MATH WORKSHOP?
Math journals come in two forms: Daily Common Core Review and Story Problems. The first is a part of our EnVision curriculum and helps spiral skills students have previously learned. The second presents story problems that challenge a student's problem solving skills.
A class favorite, laptops are where we incorporate technology into math. Students begin using Xtra Math to build fluency. After completing their lesson, students move on to a game related to the day's lesson.
Games change approximately every two weeks. Students work with a partner to practice the skill we are currently working on. This game works on doubles facts.
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SAVE THE DATES
-Tues Oct 13: LINE CREEK SPIRIT DAY!
-Fri Oct 16: NO SCHOOL, TEACHER WORK DAY
-Thurs Oct 22: Book Fair begins
-Fri Oct 23: FALL PARTY!