What's Happening in First Grade?
First Things First
We have been working hard this semester, and I just wanted to give you an update on our year so far.
Our first project this semester was to become familiar with power point. The students will be using this technology in the spring when we do research projects. In order to learn the technology, we started with a very familiar topic, our favorite things.
Creating a power point involves many skills, such as; keyboarding, finding, inserting, resizing, copying and pasting pictures, spell checking, inserting text boxes, and choosing fonts and backgrounds.
We also worked on our presentation skills as they presented their power points to their classmates.
Cookies and Science! A Great Combination!
Within this unit we also performed triangulation tests where we looked at 2 regular Oreos and one fat free Oreo to see if we could discover the differences between how they look, feel, and taste. We also looked at food labels, left cookies out to check for grease stains over time, created survey questions, and conducted a survey of adults on our campus. The students were very professional and scientific!
We used our creativity to invent new flavors and the designs for new Oreos. Some of them sound delicious! We created debossed designs for our new cookies just like the ones used in Oreo assembly lines.