We made it through the first full week of first grade!
This week in social studies we focused on Respecting Others. We watched videos and read books about respect. Students learned about the golden rule, sorted respectful behaviors, practiced using manners, and did their first compliment circle. Students have done a great job being repectful to each other and teachers, using kind words, respecting materials, and using their manners!
This week students helped create our class rules. We started by sorting PAX and Spleem behaviors (expected and unexpected behaviors). Then students came up with ideas for what we want our classroom to look like, sound like, and feel like. We had an awesome discussion and their ideas were so thoughtful. We then brainstormed a list of what it looks like to be safe respectful, and ready to learn in our classroom created pictures to display.
Students created their own Molly Lou Melons and wrote about the ways that they are special and the ways they "Stand Tall." Students also got to know each other by creating rainbows about their favorite things!
We wrote “I like…” books that helped us get to know what everyone likes. We wrote what we like, drew illustrations, and shared our books with the class. Some of my favorites were: pizza, friends, flowers, and school!
Wow! What a week! Students have been working hard as we begin to wrap up the school year!
In math students finished the End of the Year assessment. They worked so hard--it's a long test!! We made sure to play lots of math games too!
Students are also learning about composting. Students learned how we can take the waste we create and turn it into fertilizer--just like chickens do with their waste! We had an AWESOME visit from Recycle Rhonda from CSWD who taught us all about composting! She even brought a bin of her own compost and we search for compost critters. A lot of worms, a few snails, and even a pseudoscorpion!
Here are a few photos from last week since there was no post! We enjoyed a performance from Back to Bach, played a new math game, and had a first grade Beach Party celebration!
We also had a great trip to see Diary of a Worm, a Spider, and a Fly at the Flynn on Friday!
Read all about our days in Ms. Carilo's first grade class at Porters Point School!