First grade- Kirsten's Class
COMING SOON! First Grade presents...How Raven Got the Sun: A Native American Legend
Thursday, June 4th, 9am
Newtown Friends School
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This month readers will continue the reader's theater unit. They are loving this unit so much, and they are doing an amazing job! They are creative, enthusiastic and eager to work on memorizing their scripts and work on their blocking . We will continue this unit for another week where we will work with different partners, performing different plays every few days. Look on Facebook for video footage! By the second week in May, we will be starting Book Clubs. Book Clubs foster students collaborating and together thinking deeply about the books they are reading. They will start with reading friendship books followed by mystery books Students are thinking about character traits and learning to describe the main characters in their books.
Later in May, we will focus on questioning and notice the difference between a thin and a thick question. We will finish the year with our "Super Reader" project to celebrate our reading. Super Readers are readers who read to small groups and later to their whole class. (The assignment is in this week's Friday folder.) In June we will concentrate on making summer reading plans and reading lists. We have been having a great time listening to a few popular read alouds including: Stone Fox by John Reynolds Gardiner, Socks by Beverly Cleary, and Mr. Popper's Penquins by Rich and Florence Atwater.
Read to Feed has been an exciting project that we have embarked on, and we can't wait to see how much money we have raised as readers to help other communities and families!
We will focus on writing many different kinds of poems such as poems using our senses, emotion poems, color poems, shape poems, acrostic poems, cinquain poems, simile poems, and my favorite, music poems. We will focus on line breaks, endings and rhyming, as well as writing poetry from our heart.
We will have our final writing celebration on June, 5 directly after our Native American play. This will be an informal gathering where children can share a few of their selected pieces of writing with you. We hope you can come. We will send an invite reminder in the Friday Folders. This will be a special treat, you will be so proud of your children.