Mrs. Rodriguez's First Grade Class Blog

Rice Lake Elementary

Today’s Highlight

Every Monday is “Share Day.” These 3 friends each brought something from home that either show something they have done, something they are proud of, or something special to them. Xavier brought a program from a play he saw, Brilee brought a picture of her cousins. Emileee brought a trophy she won from dance.


We are learning about fiction and non-fiction books. We learned that fiction books have special features that help us read the information. To help us learn more about it we are creating our own books with text features.

We are making covers for our first Writer’s Workshop piece of writing.

We explored the properties of liquids some more in science.

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Here is the newsletter for this week.  Also if you are interested in helping out in our first grade classroom, please click on this link.  We have some spots still open for the rest of October.  Thank you!

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Math Minds

Here are some of our mathematicians at work!

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Writing Partners

We used our writing partners and a checklist to make corrections and changes to our writing.

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Solids and Liquids

We are using our observation skills to learn more about the properties of solids and liquids.

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Updated Volunteer Times

I added some new times for volunteering in B28!  Please consider helping us out.  I also need help with some in-school project prep, hanging projects in the hall, and other odds and ends. If you can help with any of these things please send me an email.🙂

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Today we read a fun book called “Rhyming Dust Bunnies.”

We recorded some words that we read in the book that rhymed.

We then created our own rhyming dust bunnies.

We are still working independently during Daily 5! I am able to read 1-on-1 with students to get to know them as readers.

We started math groups today during Math Daily 3!

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October Volunteer Times

Click on the link to sign up for volunteer times for the rest of October.🙂

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Properties of Solids

We explored solids today. We learned about the properties of solids. Way to go scientists!

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Solving Addition Equations

Wow! Look at these mathematicians! They were able to solve addition story problems by creating equations and using circle drawings.

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