Today we played a matching compound word game. Each student was given a card (each card either had a compound word or the two words that make the compound word). Students walked around to find their match!
We have been working on learning the different parts of a friendly letter: date, greeting, body, closing, and signature. Your child wrote a letter to a person of choice today! Ask them about their friendly letter. We will be doing a final draft tomorrow/ Friday!
We have been working very hard on author's purpose! They are all doing amazing! We use the acronym PIE (persuade, inform, or to entertain). When reading a story at home ask your child what was the author's purpose of the story!
This new unit focuses on our personal, physical, mental, social, and spiritual health. This is a great unit for 1st graders! This week we are focusing on what does it mean to be healthy. The writing in the purple is what the students came up with, after we read the book we circled that facts that were the same. Today our comprehension focus was on topic, main idea, and details. We read a story called MyPlate... about the 5 major food groups. Students then created a graphic organizer about the story.
Talk with your child about what it means to be healthy in your home. Also, next week we will be setting goals to accomplish in the next 5 weeks. Some examples of goals might be: read 20 minutes a night, eat a vegetable for lunch and dinner, walk 5 minutes... (these goals will have to be obtainable with the help of you at home)... talk with your child about a goal that they might want to set.
Today we practiced being reporters for our summative assessment. Tomorrow I will be recording each student reporting on a conflict and how they chose to solve it! They are very excited.
We were working on the 'I can' statement: I can compare and contrast events in a story. To introduce this skill, we compared and contrasted our likes with a partner. We used a venn-diagram and pre-typed out situations (i.e. I like pizza, I have a sister..) the students had to see what they had in common. It was a great learning experience. The venn-diagrams are hanging outside the door, if you get a chance stop by and check them out!