Today we learned that readers of nonfiction read and reread the pages of the books to find the right way each page should sound. Sometimes we may try it one way, scooping up the words, and sometimes me may read it another way using our voices to punch out words! We discussed the importance of practicing this new strategy as a reader and decided it would continue to make us an even better nonfiction reader! We made a connection to how the Wild Kratts brothers make learning new information fun, and we tried it out with our partners just like them! We reviewed the first two minutes of the Bugs and Monkeys episode! If you want to check out how to read using our voices take a peek at the video at home!
Due to the snow day on Friday, we will be celebrating our 100th day of school on Tuesday, February 9th. It is a first grade tradition to celebrate it in grand style! I have many hands-on activities planned for the students to engage in on this special day.
To begin the 100th day of school, I will have the students present their 100's creations to the class. Your child is to collect and count 100 items. He/she is to arrange and display the 100 items in an interesting and creative way. We are currently focusing on place value in first grade, so organizing the items in groups of 10 would may be helpful.
Brainstorm different items with your child. The items may range from golf tees to barbie shoes to marshmallows- use your imaginations! If you need ideas or would like to see pictures of past 100 day of school creations, Pinterest has a ton! I hope you and your child have fun with this problem solving activity. If you have any questions please let me know!
Happy 100 days,
What we're learning in first grade. Students are also making comments in class! At home add to the posts, too.