Firefighter D.J. and Patty came to teach us about fire safety. The urged every family to make a plan for a safe meeting spot outside your home. We practice stop-drop-roll and get out and stay out. The firefighters gave all the students homework packets. Please fill out your safety homework and return it to school with your plan.
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First graders read the book, It looked like spilt milk by Charles Green Shaw and did a fun follow up activity. The book has a simple repetitive text with pictures that match the words. Students had multiple opportunities to read this grade one core book. After reading the stories each student folded a blue piece of paper in half and put a blob of white paint in the middle. Next, they squished the paint between the folded paper and then opened the paper. TA-DA! Each first grader had fun sharing what they thought their picture looked like.
We are working on our reading stamina in 1L. Stamina means to continue doing something without getting tired or giving up. This week we built our independent reading stamina up to 20 minutes!
We also picked out "just right" books to read quietly in our reading groups. During independent reading and writing time, I am meeting with students in reading groups.
Our 3MH reading buddies helped us with our sound investigation. Using string, a cup, paperclip, and tape students were asked to be engineers and build string telephones. Students had to work together to make it work. Students had to figure out how to send a message to a partner and ways to make the telephone work better.
1-L created a T-chart
We started our mapping social studies unit. We have learned the direction words: North, South, East, and West. After reading a book about bird's eye view the first graders studied our classroom. We thought about the shape of the furniture in our classroom and the blocks we could use to represent the objects. Students worked cooperatively to build our 3D map. Students also drew sketches of the map they saw from their point of view. We had a lot of fun building our classroom map.
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