As you probably have heard from your child, we FILLED OUR MARBLE JAR yesterday! Our classroom marble jar is a way of promoting positive reinforcement with the class. Anytime the students use teamwork (group work, walking in the hall, transitioning throughout the classroom, working hard, getting a compliment, etc.) the students receive marbles in our classroom marble jar. We celebrated with a pajama day!
This morning Mrs. Lutz shared with us a special story about using our brains and hearts with our friends. We learned to think of our feelings and thoughts in our minds, a strategy we have been using a lot during writing with our "thinking jars",as well as expressing to others what we feel inside our hearts. We even role-played some situations when we feel happy, sad, mad, and excited!
Thank you to everyone who was able to attend the Harvest Luncheon today. The first graders tended to GCS Garden of Life. In wellness, students learned so much by planting the seeds, taking care of the garden. This morning they harvested the kale, then read a kale chip recipe, and worked collaboratively with classmates to bake it!
As you probably have heard from your child, we FILLED OUR MARBLE JAR today! Our classroom marble jar is a way of promoting positive reinforcement with the class. Anytime the students use teamwork (group work, walking in the hall, transitioning throughout the classroom, working hard, getting a compliment, etc.) the students receive marbles in our classroom marble jar.
Due to filling up the jar, the students have all voted on having a “Pajama Day Celebration”. WEAR your favorite pajamas (with appropriate shoes/sneakers) and bring in your special stuffed animal tomorrow ( Friday September 25th).
Today first graders engaged in an interactive word wall "I spy" game! They had to listen carefully to a beginning sound of a word, a word under a certain letter that rhymed with a word given, and even ending sounds, too! Using the word wall in an interactive way helps students learn their high frequency words, as well as refer to the word wall when reading and writing!
Rolling and recording during math workstations. Today we explored finding the total of two quantities up to a total of 12, counting on, and using number combinations. We also modeled action of an addition problem using counters while playing Addition BINGO on the SMARTboard! Ask us about these two math workstations games!
I am very excited to announce the addition of Pearson SuccessNet to our educational curriculum. Pearson SuccessNet offers you the opportunity to look inside your child's day-to-day learning.
I am also sending this information home this afternoon in your child's folder. You will find their username, as well as password.
How to get started? It's as easy as 123!
Success at school can be a shared learning experience!
As a partner helping your child make the most of learning, Pearson SuccessNet offers the right tools for you and your child. It all begins with a simple login at the web site.
How to access the Web site:
What we're learning in first grade. Students are also making comments in class! At home add to the posts, too.