Today Mrs. Wright visited our classroom and taught us about the parts of the skeletal system. We learned some parts of skeleton-vocabulary words consisted: femur, patella, tibia, fibula, rib cage, backbone/spine, pelvis/hips, and skull. We discussed ways we can keep our bones healthy and strong by exersizing and eating healthy!
Today students were introduced to two new math games during math workshop, Compare Dots and Compare. They had to figure out which of the two cards had more objects. At the end of our workshop time we had a group discussion about cube staircases that introduces the idea of counting backwards.
You can access the math student handbook online from home, too! Play some of the games we have been in class!
Click on the link: Math student handbook
Ask us about our newest math station! We have been practicing our addition problems using a walking number line! We have been adding 1 more to a number and building equations! We have been noticing patterns in numbers and explaining our mathematical reasoning!
Learning our long and short vowel sounds while singing and dancing to the Vowel Bat song! Listen at home, too!
GCS Open House for parents will take place on Wednesday, September 17th, from 6:30-8:00 PM. Parents are invited to attend to learn about our school goals and to meet with teachers to learn about the education that their children will experience this year.
6:30-7:00 Overview of school goals and meet staff in the gymnasium
I am looking forward to meeting with you then!
Date and Time: September 28th, 2014
Location: Goshen Fairgrounds
Description: The parade will begin at 11:00 AM.
Our classroom is conducting research about Goshen. We're looking closely at historical events that occurred in Goshen during the time span of 1915-1939. Please comment any additional information that you may know.
This is what we have so far:
This week during morning meeting we have been participating in many "ice-breaker" activities. These are some of the best ways to help everyone loosen up a bit while helping participants get to know each other. We have played, "How you doing", "20 Questions", "Telephone", and even some name games with dance and movement.
Today in writers' workshop we channeled our small moments- drawing on things we have done or experienced. Students worked together to think through their incidents and told their stories across their fingers. Ask your child what they wrote about!
What we're learning in first grade. Students are also making comments in class! At home add to the posts, too.