Over the past few weeks, we have been building on our reading skills and developing good reading habits. Through this process, we have started nurturing a shared community of readers!
Last week, the students learned and practiced how to “take a sneak peak” when choosing a book. Sneak Peak is a designed to help readers get a preview of what their about to read.
Students have been actively persevering and challenging themselves-and each other during reading centers! We are now keeping track of our readings by recording the title/author in a Reading Log. Everyone has been very supportive of their classmates, cheering when others add another book to the list!
Next week, we will start keeping track of the books we read as a class. We will set a class goal for the quarter and start our next literacy adventure: Read to Win! (More information to come!)
We educate students to be exceptional
learners and independent thinkers
of vision, courage, and integrity.
This week during our morning math lessons, the students further explored the concepts of addition and subtraction of whole numbers/number sense. By working in partnerships and groups, the students were able to practice computation, while also utilizing collaboration and teamwork; both twenty-first century skills.
The students were working together, taking turns and encouraging each other! While using the number rack or recording in their workbook, the students were gaining confidence in themselves and one another!
Next week, we will continue to build on these skills and more! We will be continuing to study Unit One of Bridges. We will also continue reviewing short i words and building good reading habits.
Thank you and have a great weekend!
We educate students to be exceptional learners and independent thinkers of vision, courage, and integrity.
After an exciting beginning of the week at the All School Fall Outing and hike, we continued to study and discuss the Earth’s sky; the sun and the patterns observed.
The students continued to delve into the NGSS cross -cutting concepts of patterns; cause and effect; engineering/technology, structure and function throughout this unit.
After opening the unit with a read aloud and Mystery Science experience, the first graders explored shadows by experimenting and becoming “the sun.” They worked in teams of 3-4, rotating to different workshops collecting data about the effect of the sun’s position in the sky in comparison to a solid structure; a statue.
We also took our exploring outside on a sunny morning and traced our shadows! Everyone was smiling and enjoying soaking up the rays with their friends. Instead of making shadow puppets, we were making shadow people!
After, we met as a group and shared our scientific drawings. This created a great group discussion where the students articulated the patterns observed and they did it all while having fun!
Thursday 9/14 - Curriculum Night - 6-8 pm
Please plan on having at least one parent attend this evening to learn more about first grade. This is a parent-only event.
Ms. Tuomi has over five years experience in ASD, where she taught first and fifth grade classrooms. An avid skier, Ms. Tuomi is a Magna Cum Laude graduate of Alaska Pacific University’s Bachelor of Arts in K-8 Education.