For Shared Reading the last couple weeks, we focused on recognizing the moral/lesson an author is trying to portray in a story. As the days went on, the students improved so much on figuring out what exactly the deeper meaning of each story is.
Writing realistic fiction books has been a big hit. The students are working hard on describing their characters and stories with lots of detail. Yesterday, we discussed breaking up each book into chapters. I will send them home in the next couple weeks so you can read and enjoy them!
We started our bean plant experiment, which continues through next week. To see the role of water and sunlight, one bean has water and no sun, another has sun only and the third has both water and sun. The kids look forward to seeing the changes each day and record them in their observation journals. Parts of a plant.
Next Friday, April 28 is Tiger Pride at 2:30. And friendly reminder that our field trip to Fantastic Caverns is Tuesday, May 2.
For Shared Reading, we read books that focused on three lessons—honesty, everyone is different and unique and never give up. For narrative writing, the students are learning about realistic fiction and what makes a quality series—what a fun unit! They developed an adventurous story idea with detailed characters and began book number 1 of their series. I look forward to see what adventure takes place in everyone's next book!
The students enjoyed the mini habitat unit this week! After getting into a group of choice (rainforest, woodlands, ocean, wetlands or desert), they researched on PebbleGo, Kiddle and in non-fiction books. Then, everyone played a part in transferring the research onto a poster and presenting to the class. I was so impressed and proud the entire week watching them work!
This is the last month for Book It! If your child reads and records 100 books/chapters by the end of April, he/she gets to eat pizza in the room with me during lunch—my treat!
I am gone Monday for our monthly first grade collaboration. Also, friendly reminder that we do not have school next Friday the 14th, but we are in session the following Monday for a snow day makeup. Have a great weekend!
Friday - No School
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White card stock
Colored card stock
Skinny washable markers
Clear box/packing tape
Teachers Pay Teachers GC
Amazon GC (for seating)
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