First Full Week Of First Grade
Off to a running start
If you have not already signed up for a parent/conference in October-November, please send me an email and I will schedule you an available time.
Please be sure to pack your child two snacks per day. We have one snack at 10:30 A.M. and the other at 2:40 P.M.
Miss Justin put the finishing squares on our classroom quilt.
Introducing Math tools
The children brainstormed the word tool and then came up with different categories. Next, the kids thought of items that went into the categories.
This is an example of some stellar student work!
Where we have been:
The children participated in SPARK time, in which the children and I walk/run for ten minutes each morning. They are loving the movement first thing in the morning.
The calendar and weather class routine is down pat. Ask your child to sing you the calendar song or the weather song.
I have begun to teach the children about reading to themselves. So far they can read independently for 2 minutes as a group within becoming disengaged. The goal for our classroom is for every child to read for 30 minutes at a level 18 by the end of the year.
The children were troopers as they completed a 15 word spelling assessment. I presented 5 words per day for three days. They wrote those words the best that they could. This week I will be studying their assessments to see what each child knows and what I get to teach them.
Sophie found a caterpillar on the playground and all the children were amazed by it.
Miss Justin is a Great Reader
The children heard Flat Stanley read aloud over the first nine days of school. They enjoyed Miss Justin's intonation and acting during the story. At the conclusion of Flat Stanley we began Goonie Bird Greene, a really silly story about a first grader who dressed in pajamas and cowboy boots.
Summer shows the class what it looks like to be a good reader during read to self time.