During Readers' workshop students have been learning that good readers ask questions as they read. We learned that this strategy helps readers interact with the text and process new information—so they understand what they are reading. As a class, we continued our close reading using a non-fiction text about the planets in the solar system! Students engaged in partner talk asking questions within the text they read. Questions consisted of the following: What was the text mostly about? What are the colder planets? Which are the warmer planets? What planets have rings? What planents have satellites (moons)? What's the scientific word for shooting star? What does the Latin word sol mean?
After we shared out and answered our peers- we took our 60 seconds of Literacy Challenge! We visited the NASA Image of the Day page. As a class, students described what they saw and created a sentence to go with the image.
Today, Monday, September 8th, is International Literacy Day! We kicked it off by asking and answering questions in a text. With a partner, we participated in a reading strategy called "partner talk" and retold the key details from our just right books!
Today we had music enrichment with Mrs. Bills! We practiced our active listening skills, as well as visualizing a fawn in a field. After we shared out our visions to the class, we captured our moments in a piece of writing! It was exciting!
This week we have been sharing out our pictures from what we did over summer break. Many of us then began to write stories about these moments. Miss Gleason taught us how to bring our writing to life by incorporating many of the tools we learned in Kindergarten. We have been making sure our pieces have a setting, action, dialogue, and thoughts/feelings. You will get to see them soon!
What a great day of first grade! We spent our morning engaged in fun literacy stations! Take a look at some of the things we did! At the end of the day, we reflected during our closing circle one thing we enjoyed from today and one thing that we're looking forward to tomorrow!
See you all tomorrow! It is SPARK day! Show your SPARK spirit by wearing something Blue and White!
What we're learning in first grade. Students are also making comments in class! At home add to the posts, too.