1B Update #6
December 18, 2015
A Big Thanks!
The Curriculum Share was a huge success! The students did a wonderful job of leading the share as well as explaining their projects and understanding. Thank you for coming to join us.
We also want to say thanks for taking time to join us at the Parent-Teacher Conferences. It is wonderful to check-in with you all and share the progress your child is making. We appreciate that you take the time to join us.
What's Happening in 1B
While we revealed most of our work at the Curriculum Share, we still kept busy in reading, writing and math. Check out what we have done below.
We have been working so hard on discovering new ways to solve math. Most recently we have been seeing the ways in which math problems can be represented by both addition and subtraction number sentences. Addition can be easy to some, but solving subtraction problems in first grade can be a little tricky. We have been playing Flashcard Dash to help us work on quickly solving subtraction problems. You can support your child at home by creating or printing out subtraction flashcards under 25 and practice with them for 5-10 minutes a day.
We added onto our retelling skills by using sequencing words in our retell. To do this, we use words like “first, next, then, after that, finally” to help us remember the order that a story occurs and strengthen our recall. When we are reading stories, ask us questions with these sequencing words.
What happened first?
What happened next?
What is the final event?
Our editing process is under way! The first step is Purple Punctuation. We began editing by reading our work to see where we need to place a period or other punctuation. To do this, we read out loud and listened for when we paused. Then, we used a purple editing pen to place a punctuation mark to fit the sentence. If we have a writing center or space at home, editing pens might be a fun way for us to reread our writing. Wait for the next update and we will reveal more colors we will be using for editing.
Learner Profile of the Month
The class reflected on how Imani shows kindness to all students and helps everyone in the classroom. Go Imani!
An example of Connor's caring side is when he ensures that everyone has someone to play with or a game to play at recess. Go Connor!
Georgia is one of our quieter community members but shows her Risk-Taker side when she stands in front of the class to explain her thinking on a topic. Go Georgia!
There is no task that Levon won't do or try! He is often the first person to volunteer for an unknown task or question and is doesn't worry about the outcome. Go Levon!
When Lyla first joined 1B, she was a bit shy when speaking in front of the class. Now, Lyla shares her thoughts and ideas in front of the whole class with increasing confidence. Go Lyla!
Making a Musical Meal!
If you are interested in exploring more rhythmic foods with your students - check out this great poster on Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/pin/18225573465752364/
Dance With Ms. Siby
¡1B Actúa en Español!
It has been a pleasure seeing 1B growing and learning so fast in Español. We know our days of the week perfectly; we know our familia and parts of la casa (the house). We are continuing the Spanish exploration through theater and games.
We had so much fun playing in la casa using TPR (Totally Physical Respond) and we definitely are such good actors, better than a telenovela.
Thank you for participating in the Curriculum Share. I heard it was amazing! Thanks Coach M to representing Ms. Rosado. Just in case you miss it here is the Curriculum Share video. Enjoy!