Following this, we moved on to sharing ideas to include on the February pages of our First Grade Memory Books. The students used the notes seen in the picture above to write their own individual chapters.
During Junior Great Books time, we read and discussed The Land of Nod by Robert Louis Stevenson. Ask your child what he/she wondered about the poem!
In today's math lesson, the students used the strategy of compensation to develop flexible thinking for two-digit additions. During phonics, they focused on letter patterns that make the long e sound.
Before going to art at the end of the day, we returned to the rocks we had sorted with screens yesterday. The students drew examples of the sand, gravel, and pebbles on size charts. They were also introduced to the terms cobble and boulder. After this, we examined a display box about pebbles on loan from the Field Museum. The lesson ended with a reading of the book The Pebble in My Pocket: A History of Our Earth.
We will attend a performance of Dogman: The Musical tomorrow. Students should bring their lunches to school. We will eat in the classroom before we go on the field trip. You may wish to pack an item that can be saved for a quick snack after we get back to school. Thank you!