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Last week we learned a lot about light and shadows. We took a closer look and learned in order to create a shadow, you must block some light. Students used different materials: foil, cloth, flashlights, wax paper, construction paper, blocks, and plastic to investigate which materials let some light, all light, or blocked the light. Students recorded their observations in their science notebooks and together we had a science talk to discuss our evidence. Focus question:Do all materials let light shine through or block the light?
Students worked in partners to create shadows using flashlights, dividing boards, and plastic animals. First graders showed how shadows could be made bigger or smaller. Shadows grow bigger as the objects move closer to the light source and smaller as the object moves further away.
During this science investigation students used mirrors to redirect a light beam. They investigated and gathered evidence to record that mirrors can reflect light. Students were provided objects such as a cd, mirror, cloth, wood, tin foil, and plastic. Students used their flashlights to shine on the surface to determine which objects reflect the light. After our investigation students came together for a science talk. Many students shared their evidence and talked about what they did. A science talk is when we all sit in a circle with our science notebooks and talk about our investigation. The teacher writes the focus question on the board and together students share their evidence.
Focus Question: Do objects reflect the light?
After students took turns talking and sharing their evidence we recorded all our thinking on a chart. Together we made a claim: Some objects reflect light.
We started our geometry unit this week. Students are working to understand that shapes have different attributes: color, shape, and size. We started our unit focussing on 2D shapes. Students identified the attributes and worked together to sort the shapes. Students helped to create a class anchor chart to describe the attributes of each shape.
We had a lot of fun learning about President Obama. Students enjoyed learning about his family and the White House. Of course, the first graders loved the idea of having their own pool and movie theatre in the house. First graders learned that Barack Obama is the first African American president, he has two daughters: Malia and Sasha, and a wife Michelle who is referred to as the First Lady. We learned a lot about the President's jobs and responsibilities.
This week we learned about the American Symbol, The Bald Eagle. After reading a book and watching a video students learned how to record interesting details and important information. Together we did a shared writing as you can see in the photo.
Students also learned about the Statue of Liberty
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