In our newest math unit we have been focusing on the question: Why is data collected and analyzed?
We have been focusing on the following essential questions:
This week we discovered that data can be sorted and organized in order to answer questions and solve problems. We have started to make some of our survey questions and asking our classmates! We even brought home an assignment tonight! Check back in next week to learn more about what we did with the data we collected!
What we have been learning this week:
Our Target: I can have a little chat about a page or the book I read with my partner.
Your child has been working really hard these past few days to get super smart about all kinds of topics! They have been doing sneak peeks and studying new information right from the start! They have been stopping and studying the pages and trying to learn as much as they can!
But you know what? They also have shown perseverance trying out in their very own words and their very own ideas when sharing about the book or page with their partners.
We continued this week focusing on lowercase letters not only during our handwriting time, but throughout our entire day! Miss Gleason taught us all about COPS! C- Capitalization O- Organization P- Punctuation S- Spelling. We have been working really hard noticing our writing and making our own self-corrections!
We have been reading tons and tons of non-fiction text and learning how to get "SUPER SMART" about non-fiction topics! We have been learning so much new information about Extreme Weather and digging deep about electrical storms! We have ben reading in a way that we are getting a lot of information from just reading one page in our non-fiction books! Your child has shown you their newest reading anchor chart, and showing you how they can stop and study each page in their books. They also have been predicting "guessing" what will come next in their books. Soon they will be learning how they can teach their readers about the books they have read! This has been an exciting week in our classroom!
I hope everyone enjoyed the November break and I can’t believe it is already December! This as you know is a busy month filled with excitement and joy! And this week we encountered that within our academic areas of study!
This week we launched a brand new reading, writing, and math unit! In reading, students have been exploring non-fiction informational books. They have been learning about so many new and exciting topics! They have been continuing to practice all the good reading habits they learned in the first unit, as they delve into this texts!
In writing, students transitioned from being a small moment story teller, to being an "expert". They have been writing their own books about topics they know all about. All I can say is WOW!
During math, your child has begun investigating collections of objects. They have been describing and sorting collections of buttons and shapes according to specific attributes. They are continuing to learn how to make representations that show how they sorted the objects and explain it in writing, using the academic math vocabulary: sorting, describe, attribute, and rule.
Be sure to check back again soon!
What we're learning in first grade. Students are also making comments in class! At home add to the posts, too.