Mrs. Rodriguez's First Grade Class Blog

Rice Lake Elementary

Tuesday and Wednesday

On Tuesday we learned about the difference between fiction and non fiction. We compared two books about fall and recorded the difference between the 2 books.

We worked on words on Tuesday. We learned 2 more ways to work on words. Look at how hard these first are working!

We continued to practice finding partners of 10 in math. Look at all these ways Eva and Madeleine can show 10.

On Wednesday we learned how to use word collectors to collect and find interesting words. We read the book “Max’s Words” and learned how much fun it is to collect interesting words.  We used our word collectors to collect words during read to self.

Take a peek at these stamina charts! We worked on writing and and read to self for over 20 minutes.

We learned about nouns today also.

Finally, we also explored odd and even numbers in math. It was a busy couple of days!

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Today we practiced how to “Check for Understanding” during reading. 

We planned our writer’s workshop stories by using a beginning, middle, and end planner. 

In math we worked on finding partners of 10.

We learned new math choices for Math Daily 3.

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Final Kings and Queens

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Newsletter and a Letter About Sharing

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I am a bit behind this week.  I did not get a newsletter finished to send home today. I will send one home on Monday and will post one when it is completed.  Thank you for understanding.

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Wednesday in Pictures

Here are our sharers from Wednesday.

We learned how to work on words during Daily 5. We learned 2 ways to practice our words. We all practiced the same short I  words this week, but in the upcoming weeks, different kids might be working on different words. First graders will work on words at their level. The words will come home on a sheet similar to the green sheet. You can practice reading, writing, and spelling these words at home.

In Writer’s Workshop we started to prestige about a topic of our choice. We are using a circle map to record our thoughts.

In math we practiced finding the partners and switch partners of 7.

We are also able to make choices during math daily 3. I was even able to work one on one with a few students because they were so independent!

Mrs. Paton also came to teach us about listening skills. She used Clio and Puppy to help us learn about self talk. We use self talk to help us focus.

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Volunteer Times

I posted some volunteer times for the rest of September on the website  Please use the link below.

Here is a note from the website:

We’re using (the leading online SignUp and reminder tool) to organize our upcoming SignUps.

Here’s how it works in 3 easy steps:

1) Click this link to see our SignUp on
2) Review the options listed and choose the spot(s) you like.
3) Sign up! It’s Easy – you will NOT need to register an account or keep a password on

Note: does not share your email address with anyone. If you prefer not to use your email address, please contact me and I can sign you up manually.

Also, if you are interested in helping with some “in school” projects send me an email and we can set up a time for you to come in.  I need some help prepping art projects, hanging things in the hall, and other odds and ends.  Thanks so much!

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Here is our king and queens for the day.

We learned what is means to be a voracious reader. A voracious reader is someone who reads A LOT!

In math we learned about the partners of 7.

We had an assembly to learn about a fundraiser. Information is coming home today!

I also sent home a book order today. There is a yellow sheet with information. Please note I will only accept orders entered online. Use the link on the right hand side. You can order from any book order if you order online.

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Monday’s Highlights

We had three king and queen sharers today.

We read how to fill each other’s buckets to make our classroom a better place.

We worked on building and writing words with short i.

In math we practiced partners of 6. We also did a shape hunt with our math writing journals.

We finished our day by learning about bus safety. We focused on how we wait for and bored the bus.

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