It has been another fantastic week as first graders! I have enjoyed getting to know your child. They have been learning about establishing good reading habits, engaging in writing small moment stories, as well as learning how to use some new math tools, like a number line! During writing time, they have been working on making a beginning for their stories and showing what is happening in order. In reading workshop, they have been focusing on taking “sneak peeks”, checking their “sneak peeks”, and remembering to “do something at the end” of reading their books. Math workshop has been so much fun, too! They have been using their math tools (ten-frames) and representing and solving addition problems using the vocabulary words: adding, sum, total, equals, plus!
Next week your child will be starting to learn how to use a checklist to set personal writing goals and reflect on their progress as small moment narrative writers. Small moment stories consist of true stories-special ones In order to support each of them generating topics to write about, I am asking them to create a “Small Moment Poster!” The work of the poster needs to be done at home with the help of the child’s family. When completed, the poster should be brought back to school to share with the class and add to their writing folders by Tuesday, September 13th,. Some ideas you might show may consist of: family members, pets, activities your child enjoys doing, favorite foods, sports, hobbies, collections, and places your child has visited. You might use magazines, photographs, postcards, drawings, etc.
I hope that this will be a meaningful project for you and your child to share. Thank you, in advance, for taking the time to share your insights and working on the “Small Moment Poster!”
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What we're learning in first grade. Students are also making comments in class! At home add to the posts, too.