Today we were active researchers during writers' workshop! We worked on researching an informational topic of our choice using a website you have probably been hearing a lot about at home, PebbleGo! We wrote our new learning on an organizer called a "Web".
Explicit Phonics Lessons have a sequence- consisting of 6 steps. If you scroll down you can see each step of the sequence and a fun, but sufficient way to practice reading words!
1. Develop Phonemic Awareness- A variety of phonemic awareness activities helps students make sense of the alphabetic principle and develop their phonics skills.
2. Introducing Sound/Spelling- taught in isolation.
3. Blend Words- practicing sounding out and reading words. Routines include sound-by-sound, continuous, spelling-focused, and whole word blending.
4. Building Automatic Word Recognition- activities focus on the rapid and effortless decoding and reading of words.
5. Apply to decodable text- opportunities to practice reading and rereading decodable texts that contain a high proportion of wordsa that are made up of previously taught sound/spelling correspondences.
6. Word Work for decoding and encoding- students practicing patterns by building, manipulating, and sorting words.
We have begun to find attributes that can be measured! We have been thinking about length, perimeter, and area! We have been learning how to measure area by covering an outline with same-sized objects! Also, during math workstations we have been estimating and counting sets of objects! We have been recording, organizing, and interepreting numerical information, too! Here's some of our work!
Look at us go! This week we have been actively researching artic animals- we have been also compairing and contrasting them using a Venn diagram. Today we even had the chance to research why Martin Luther King Jr. was so important! In our other stations, we practiced fluency and comprehension on Raz-Kids, as well as worked on our word families using some of the new blends we have been learning!
Today we discussed Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and what he did for our country. We talked about Rosa Parks, the Montgomery Bus Boycott, and what segregation means. Together we learned that people can stand up for what they believe in! We learned about sit-ins and how people did this in a non- violent way. Check out the video at home- link is on BrainPop website and login info is username- rsd6schools password- rsd6
First, you will need 2 balloons, flour, a pencil, and a funnel. Next, you scoop about 5 spoonfuls of flour into the funnel. Then you push the flour into the balloon! Once it is full to your liking, tie it up and push it into a balloon color of your choice. Now you have your very own stress ball!
What we're learning in first grade. Students are also making comments in class! At home add to the posts, too.