Miss Culver's First Grade News

October 9, 2015

WHAT'S HAPPENING

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?

LEADERS IN ROOM 108

This week brought our first leadership assembly of the year! The entire school celebrated because EVERY classroom at Line Creek has 95% attendance OR HIGHER! We followed up the assembly with a 7 Habits lesson with our 4th grade buddies. In Year 2 of our Leader in Me grant, we are working more deeply with the 7 habits. We talked about how part of being proactive (Habit 1) is carrying your own weather - choosing your attitude. Students worked with their buddy to brainstorm times that they have had "cloudy" weather and "sunny" weather.

COOKIE DOUGH FUNDRAISER

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ONE SCHOOL, ONE BOOK

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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!

SPECIALS

Next week we will follow this schedule:

Monday - Art

Tuesday - Music

Wednesday - Library (bring back books)

Thursday - P.E. (wear tennis shoes)

Friday - NO SCHOOL