What a week! This time of year always seems to be speed by and this year feels especially quick to me. We have been very busy in room 137 to say the least! This week we wrapped up our nonfiction-writing unit. Below are some photos from our publishing days. To say the class often looks like it had been hit by a tornado is an understatement! While these days are a bit chaotic, I find them to be inspiring: students are intent on their purpose to publish their books and are actively engaged in the writing process. Which leads me to the next point: student writing is up on their sites-please check it out and leave us some comments. I am so impressed with how much dedication and effort the class has put into their nonfiction chapter books. We have been working very hard not only on the content of our writing but also on punctuation. This week, we made a paper chain to decorate our classroom with sentences that had various forms of punctuation. We are working on this skill because Common Core Standards states that first grade students should be able to use end punctuation for sentences (CCSS.ELA-Literacy.1.2b). We will continue to work hard on this first grade standard in addition to developing our voice as writers.
Hi I'm Ms. Smith. I am thrilled to be teaching first grade at Queen Anne Elementary. I am passionate about teaching and learning. Please stop by often to watch us grow as learners and citizens!