Happy New Year! It's great to be back!
For now, students are having so much fun thinking about what they are really good at, and how they will use their best detailed writing to explain "how-to". Once they have written their "how-to", they will have the opportunity to try it out on another student to see if their instructions are complete and easy to follow.
We will continue to write using capitals and punctuation, clear precise letter formation, use of the word wall, and incorporating details.
First grade will also be starting All About Books. All About Books are exactly what they sound like! They are books that are all about something. All about Ladybugs, All about Soccer, and All about India are just a few of the All About Books that first graders from the past wrote. During this unit, students will learn how to use a table of contents to show students that writers divide topics into subtopics and then write about each one separately. This is a great organizational skill for students to learn. Students will also be doing some research by reading books about a topic that they want to write "All About". The combination of using books to learn about the topic as well using their own schema produces wonderful All About Books!!