During reading, we read and discussed the book Stone Soup by Marcia Brown. The first graders then answered questions about the story, identified facts and opinions in the book, and completed word searches using vocabulary from the story. Finally, they thought about what they would include in their own versions of stone soup. Copies of these recipes have been sent home so that you can try them out at home if you like! :)
Following a recess break, we worked with compound words and syllabication in phonics. During math, the students applied place value concepts when using a break-apart strategy for 2-digit additions. We stressed the importance of showing ones' work and being able to explain how to solve problems using different strategies.
Lunch recess seemed to be problematic today. There were multiple complaints about soccer games not being played fairly. I asked Mr. C to spend some time during P.E. going over how to play with each other so that everyone has fun. Of course, this is being reinforced in P.E every week!
We ended the day with a great Taste of Africa! The chin chin and chocolate were among the popular items on the menu. Then, Will's mother shared her experiences in Africa, we read the book A Story, A Story, and the first graders played mancala with each other. Ask your child to teach you how to play!
We will celebrate Dr. Seuss's birthday tomorrow!