Picture Yourself Growing in First Grade
Reading Workshop - No Monkeying Around!
Some of the questions we would ask Jane Goodall that guided our inquiry:
"How long were you in Gombe?" - Manus Geiger
"How did you communicate with the chimpanzees?" - Garrett Needham
"How did humans get the chimpanzees sick?" - William Ward
It was a GREAT week! Ask your child about Jane Goodall.
This week, we are currently engaged in the magical world of fantasy. We are comparing fantasy with realistic fiction. As we read fantasy, we are paying attention to how the parts of the story work together.
Writing Workshop - Non-Fiction Chapter Books
In addition to writing chapters, we have been hard at work studying mentor authors and trying common elements found in non-fiction chapter books like How-to writing, making comparisons, introductions and conclusions!
With all of these writing components and all of our hard work, we are gearing up for our next publishing party. Over the next few days, we will work on rereading our writing and editing our work.
Identifying different types of Introductions in Mentor Texts!
Does it start with a question, an action, or the BIG idea?
Strong beginnings help GRAB the reader's attention!
Science and Math - Measurement
In Science and Math, we have been hard at work learning all about comparing and measuring! Comparing and measuring are important science skills. These skills help students build good scientific habits and thinking. Over the past few weeks, we explored measuring in nonstandard units, such as our feet, wooden spools, toothpicks, and unifix cubes. Using various nonstandard units of measurement helped us uncover that using a common standard unit produces results that can be compared and expressed using a common language.
Next, we learned all about standard units of measure (inches), and we used different measuring tools (rulers and tape measures) to measure. With all of this measuring, we learned all about using beginning and ending points, a common starting line, and recognizing the importance of standard units of measuring.
Next up in Science - all about WEATHER!
Featured App: Making 10 Plus
Reminders and Dates
* Reminder - Our January Scholastic book order is due January 23rd.
* Tatem Roller Skating Party 5:30 pm on January 25th
* Techzels for this month are due Thursday, January 29th! Thank you for supporting Tatem Technology!
* Have you searched the hashtag #Tatemtigerpride on twitter? Give it a try and see all of the amazing things happening at Tatem School daily!
Day 2 - Music
Day 3 - Spanish
Day 4 - Spanish and PE (Please wear sneakers)
Day 5 - Library (please return library books this day)
Day 6 - PE