Team Bullard

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Last week we read Follow a River by Jane Manners. We focused on the following skills:

  • using a description wheel to record topics and subtopics
  • using a glossary to define terms
  • text features for non-fiction passages


We read Knuffle Bunny by Mo Willems and used it as a mentor text to develop stories about things that make us mad or sad. This week we used a graphic organizer to plan our ideas and then we added detail by using a 4-square. Next week we will use our personal dictionaries to edit for spelling.


Our last guided reading group recorded their Reader's Theater script. Please enjoy The Golden Fish: A Russian Folktalke!


We concluded unit 7 learning about:

  • 3-dimensional shapes including the sphere, cone, pyramid, cube, rectangular prism, and cylinder
  • lines of symmetry
  • identifying the tens and ones places


We expanded our understanding of living things to include plants. A big project this week was our Parts of a Plant book. First graders learned about roots, stems, leaves, flowers, and seeds. Ask your first grader to share it with you!

Hat Day

This Friday will be a Hat Day. Students may pay $1.00 toward the Holly Berry Huynh Memorial Fund. Holly was a Groveland student who tragically lost her life over Thanksgiving break in a car accident.