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The first graders have already learned how to read five books!  These books focus on sight words, but are very fun to read.  They have also been practicing their letters and sounds of the alphabet as well as how to write each letter correctly.  They are learning that it is important to do your best work in school and that it is very important to utilize your time wisely. 

In math the children are learning how to write each number and how to read directions independently using the strategies taught.  We circle the direction words that we know to ensure that each child is tracking the words.  The ultimate goal is to create independent learners.

In science the students are discovering that scientists use inquiry to learn about their environment and that we use our senses to learn.  They will revisit this concept in writing class.  We performed several experiments during the first week of school.  The first experiment mixed vinegar with baking soda.  The second experiment used yeast, water, salt, and sugar.  During each experiment, the students discussed their hypothesis with their friends.

The first graders are learning editing marks during writing class.  They use their ‘idea catchers’ first to quickly sketch their idea before they forget their thoughts.  Using sentence strips, the students wrote “I can..” statements.  They also wrote their address on a house so that they can write letters to others later in the year. 

We are off to a great start!  Keep reading!August News:

The first graders have already learned how to read five books!  These books focus on sight words, but are very fun to read.  They have also been practicing their letters and sounds of the alphabet as well as how to write each letter correctly.  They are learning that it is important to do your best work in school and that it is very important to utilize your time wisely. 

In math the children are learning how to write each number and how to read directions independently using the strategies taught.  We circle the direction words that we know to ensure that each child is tracking the words.  The ultimate goal is to create independent learners.

In science the students are discovering that scientists use inquiry to learn about their environment and that we use our senses to learn.  They will revisit this concept in writing class.  We performed several experiments during the first week of school.  The first experiment mixed vinegar with baking soda.  The second experiment used yeast, water, salt, and sugar.  During each experiment, the students discussed their hypothesis with their friends.

The first graders are learning editing marks during writing class.  They use their ‘idea catchers’ first to quickly sketch their idea before they forget their thoughts.  Using sentence strips, the students wrote “I can..” statements.  They also wrote their address on a house so that they can write letters to others later in the year. 

We are off to a great start!  Keep reading!