I hope you all had a restful midwinter break. Everyone came back to class happy and well rested this week. A four-day week always seems so short and full and this week was no different! We celebrated a very important event this week, the 100th day of school! We learned a 100 days of school song, made 100-day hats and reflected on how much we had learned in 100 days of first grade. All in all a great 100th day!
In this coming week, we will be working on wrapping up our nonfiction-writing unit. As writers we have been working on using a bubble map to help generate our ideas for our first writing draft. We have also been working on writing introductions and conclusions to our nonfiction texts. To do this, we have been writing detectives and reading a great deal of nonfiction writing and noticing how authors begin and conclude their writing. It has been a great deal of fun and has really helped us develop our writing skills. We will be planning a Writer’s Celebration in the next few weeks, so please stay tuned for details!
In math, we have been working on telling time. The Common Core Standard is that first graders can tell time to the half hour and hour on a digital and analog clock. We have been working on this, as well as telling time to the minute when an extra challenge is needed. Please encourage your student to practice telling time daily, as this is a challenging skill to master.
Thank you for your support,