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!
Somehow we've arrived at the end of March. Time flies when you are having fun in first grade! We had a great week full of great learning. This post is for two weeks since last week was a short week!
Students have been learning about animal classification. We read books, watched BrainPop Jr. videos, did research on PebbleGo, and did a few crafts about the different animal groups.
We've had a great full week back after February Break! Students came back ready to learn and we hit the ground running--we've started new units in math, reading, writing, and social studies!
The past two weeks we've been celebrating Kindness Week at PPS! Last week we sorted kind and unkind behaviors; we sorted kind and unkind words; and we discussed how we have the power to change the world with kindness! This week we talked about how to be kind to our family, friends, and community; why its important to "stick with kindness"; and we spread kindness through the school by writing and delivering letters. We've done many kindness crafts, read many books about being kind, and gave kind compliments to each other! This class is such a kind and caring class!
We've started Unit 7 in math. We've been focusing on subtraction strategies and have begun to learn about shape attributes.Students learned how to play Salute! a great game for subtraction fact fluency! They also learned how to play Attribute Train and had fun making a long train by changing one attribute at a time.
In Reader's Workshop, students have started to learn about different text features in non-fiction writing. So far we've found: labels, captions, close ups, and photographs/illustrations. We will continue to add to our Non-Fiction Text Feature Notebooks!
Read all about our days in Ms. Carilo's first grade class at Porters Point School!