Friday, August 29, 2014
First graders explored our RES and CHMS Community Garden today! We looked up close at our milkweed plants searching for monarch caterpillars. Milkweed is the only food monarch caterpillars eat! Please take a minute to see if there is any milkweed near your home. Ask your child why we call the plant milkweed!
Thursday, August 28, 2014
Today in first grade students explored our math manipulatives. Each table had the opportunity to use pattern blocks, unifix cubes, geoblocks, and power polygons. These are tools we use throughout our first grade year. The manipulates help us to better understand addition and subtraction strategies, shape attributes, and ordinal numbers.