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First Grade 2017 – 2018 Blog

First Grade: Week of October 16th

We had a fun and productive full week in first grade!   First grade writers are almost ready to publish their small moment stories. This week we studied the book “Night of the Veggie Monster” by George McClements to try and see how he makes his writing exciting. We noticed that he uses ellipses to build excitement and tells exact motions to help the reader make a movie in her mind. We also picked out stories to publish. We revised them on Thursday, and will start to edit on Monday.   In Math we are working on addition. First graders...
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First grade mathematicians reviewed number bonds this week. Number bonds help us think of different ways to break apart and put together numbers. First graders explored giant number bonds using hula hoops on the rug. They also made their own number bonds that are on display outside our classroom.   When we look at all the writing first graders have done so far, it’s hard to believe this is only the fourth week of school! This week we celebrated all of the writing we have done by having a museum walk. Each first grader picked his or her favorite story...
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It’s hard to believe this is only our second week of school! First graders have already written multiple stories, worked in their new math workbooks, and learned many of our classroom routines. We started handwriting this week. First graders have learned “magic c,” “o,” and “s.” We call the letter “c” magical because it can be turned into the letters o, d, a, g, and q. First grade writers are writing small moment stories: stories that zoom in on a particular moment in their lives. We’ve learned the first four steps of our writing process: think of an idea, plan,...
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First Grade News

We had an exciting and productive first week of school! First graders have been thrilled to be with their old friends and to meet new ones.   Next Monday, September 11th, please join Karen, our school psychologist, for “Coffee with Karen.” She will be discussing all things first grade related! “Coffee with Karen” takes place in our school library at 8:15 AM.   On the first day of school, we began our “kindness chain.” Each time a student in our class does something kind, they can add a link to our paper chain. Our goal is to have the chain...
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Dear Parents,   Welcome to first grade! The upcoming year will be filled with many new and exciting adventures. We are looking forward to getting to know you and your children. The first day of school is Tuesday, September 5th. Please send your child with the following things:   A pre-lunch snack Lunch (unless your child is receiving school lunch) A labeled water bottle A change of clothing that will remain in his/her cubby. If your child has an accident, we will send these clothes home in a plastic bag. Please send your child to school with a replacement bag...
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