We are learning how to show teen numbers using 10-sticks and circles.
Today we traveled to India to learn about the celebration of Diwali. We learned where India was, about some of the traditional foods, and typical Diwali traditions. We learned that Diwali is also called the celebration of lights. We read a book called “Romina’s Rangoli.” This book was about a girl who is both Mexican and Indian and how she creates a boom to represent both heritages. It was a fun day today!
We are learning about holidays and celebrations all around the world. We read this book as an introduction to different cultures. We also learned that the non-fiction text features help us determine what is the most important information in the book.
Ella shared her star of the Week poster. She did a great job!
I am sending home a December book order home on Monday. The order will be due on Friday, December 9th. I am only going to accept online book orders as they are much faster to process. You can look through the paper ones on Monday or look online and order this weekend. Follow the link on the right hand side of the blog. If you are going to order books as presents, send me an email and I can hold on to the books and you can pick them up in the office. If I don’t hear from you, I will send them home with your first grader as normal. Happy shopping!
I didn’t get the paper copy done in time to send home with your first grader today. Here it is! Thanks for understanding!
We have a math test tomorrow. We prepared for the test by doing a quiz on the iPads using the app Kahoot.
We earned our second class reward for earning compliments as a whole class. For every compliment we get, we add a part to Mr. Potato Head. Today we had a no shoe day! So fun! Way to go first graders!
We are working on writing our personal narratives. I am also trying to teach the first graders about the writing process. As a way to keep track of where everyone is on the writing process I made this chart and students move their name down th chart. I am teaching them how to revise and edit their writing, first with the help of a partner then with my help. The last step is to publish our writing with illustrations.
I sent home a blue sheet about holidays and traditions today. Parents should fill out the back of the sheet, but make sure you have a conversation with your first grader about what you write on the back. Thank you for sharing with me!🙂