Sunday, December 20, 2015
Monday, December 14, 2015
Saturday, December 12, 2015
Jose came to read in two languages on Friday. He brought a book of opposites to share with the class. Everyone got to practice Soanish words, and then English. There were many similarities. Jose encouraged the first graders to try lots of languages" It is so easy, once you try."
Friday, December 11, 2015
Tuesday, December 8, 2015
These little elves have been visiting our classroom to help spread kindness. They have been leaving tasks for the class to complete together. The first day:
The day was full of smiles. The next day the elves were in a basket:
As each task is completed, another letter is delivered for the mystery message.
Please ask your child about their experiences with kindness at school this month!
Sunday, December 6, 2015
Thursday, December 3, 2015
Each day our math lessons involve several components. We usually begin with a counting game our fluency activity in the whole group. Ask your child about " squat counting" or counting the " tens way". We then review a concept together such as finding 10's partners when adding 3 numbers. 7+ 5 + 3 is much easier when viewed as 10 +3.
We often have math partner games or activities to end math time. These students are ordering larger numbers by clipping pins onto hangers. Math time is a class favorite!!