Monday, August 31, 2015

Our First Reader's Workshop

Today our frist graders explored our first Reader's Workshop! We learn 2 ways we can read books!

1. We can read the pictures
2. We can read the words 

Then we tried out our strategies!

Friday, August 28, 2015

First Grade Mathematicians

Our first graders decided to dive right into Math Workshop! Today we explored our math workbooks and a few math manipulatives we will be using this year! Today we used Base 10 blocks and Geo Blocks. 
I love how eager our learners are to use their books and tools! 

Thursday, August 27, 2015

First Grade Scientists

On the second day of school our first graders jumped right into our new science unit on organisms! We are studying the life cycle of the monarch butterfly! 

Today we learned that the monarch butterfly will lay an egg only on milkweed! We also learned that monarch caterpillars  only eat milkweed! The children colored a  monarch caterpillar for families to see what they look like. We also walked to the CHMS garden to gather milkweed for the caterpillars in our room! 

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

First Day Fun

What an amazing first day!! We read the book First Day Jitters! In the story someone is a little nervous about starting school! Ask your child to tell you who had the jitters in the story!! Then we drew pictures of things that give us the jitters.

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

School Starts Tomorrow!

I can't wait to see all of you tomorrow! For those of you who would like a sneak peak, here are a few of the things you'll see tomorrow.  I can hardly wait!