This week has been a busy one! We have been challenging ourselves with our personal reading and writing goals, as well as squeezing our brains when taking our STAR assessments!
You have probably heard all about our PEP talks we have been having as a class during our morning meeting. I let the class know that they have been all learning so much as first graders, and parts of the STAR test may be challenging and really push their thinking. We discussed and I explained how the challenging parts may still be new to them, or may have more than one part. We discussed how our brains are filled with a lot of information, and a sponge soaks up water, and compared how our brains soak up information. Students were eager to start and persevered in the task!
In our math lessons, we have been continuing to learn how to measure and discuss challenges of measuring objects and how to overcome those challenges!
During readers workshop, we have been working on crashing word parts together and doing a slow-check to make sure the word makes sense in the text. Using this good habit for solving hard words will help us as non-fiction readers because we will be able to learn more information about the world and subject vocabulary. We have started to transfer more of our reading vocabulary and research into our writing unit!
Take a look at us during our week of challenging learning!
What we're learning in first grade. Students are also making comments in class! At home add to the posts, too.