September 22, 2017
Dear 1-O Families,
I was interested in what my 1-O friends play at recess so I asked and this is what they told me Butterfly tag, trucks, family, Museum inventor, Zombie tag, use the swings or playground equipment, played with stuff from home, play hide and seek play ghost attackers and play Nora Star Chef. I’m sure I didn’t get everything, but I was impressed with the variety.
This week we learned more about insect. We learned about their body parts; head, thorax, abdomen, antenna, proboscis, six legs, sometimes wings and more. Our caterpillars are 1 ½ inches long. They are eating and eating. I have finished pre- assessments in reading and writing. Next week I’ll be assessing sight words.
Some of our read alouds this week have been Cat and Dog, The Very Lonely Firefly, The Very Quick Cricket, The Cat Went Fiddle - i - fee, Pete the Cat - The Wheels on the Bus, One of Those Days, Insects and an book called – All About me – which is about 1-O first Grade.
1-O student have been doing careful work sorting their words and learning new word wall words. In Reader’s workshop we work with the idea that we need to do something with a book when we finish it.
Retell the story.
Reread the book.
Choose a favorite page .
We review the phonic dance short vowels each day and we start to introduce, sh, and ch. In math we explore different centers related to number and operations, finding the number that comes after, exploring telling time to the hour, basic addition with dice games.
Now that we have rules, we have been exploring consequences ... for our action, like having a very quiet line – getting to Music on time and getting compliments, or consequences like spending time in our Stop and Thing Space. This space gives kids time to stop doing what they were not supposed to be doing, think about it, and be proud that they solved the problem when return to the group.
We are learning some morning meeting songs with movement – “Hello Neighbor and Down, Down, Baby and Head, Proboscis, Abdomen.
Again, thank you so much for coming to Open House Tuesday Night. If you were not able to come I hope you will look over the handouts and please free to contact me as needed.
Have a great weekend,