Happy Monday! It was great to see my first grade friends today. However, the guest teacher on Friday did share that the group was very talkative and not the best at listening to directions from the teacher. As a result, we reviewed the importance of listening to learn as well as listening simply to be polite! The boys and girls also participated in a Second Step lesson about focusing attention.
The Question of the Day was: Do you like to play in the rain? Morning work was a math worksheet about faces, edges, and vertices of three-dimensional shapes. Later, during our official math class, the boys and girls received a packet of 3D shape nets. They cut, folded, and glued to create cubes. Other three-dimensional shapes will soon follow!
Ronan shared his Student of the Week board. We learned that his favorite subject is science, he has touched a sloth, and one of his talents is karate. This was followed by an introduction to the Unit 4 spelling words. This week’s spelling patterns are the /oi/ and /ou/ vowel partners.
One of the activities that the class did not get to on Friday was the writing lesson. We spent time on this today. The boys and girls were challenged to write a letter to Little Sal while imagining themselves to be Little Bear. Ask your child to share what he/she wrote! The boys and girls then returned their Blueberries for Sal books and received another Robert McCloskey book. We read Make Way for Ducklings after which I showed the class photos of the places in Boston mentioned in the book.
Following library and civics, the first graders re-organized their desks. They then made observations of our growing wheat investigation and our brassica plant investigation. Ask your child to tell you about the developments we noticed today!
The fifth grade buddies will join us for another activity tomorrow!
Also, the paper people are now hanging outside 104. Can you find your favorite first grader?