Rosie Revere taught us that the "only true failure can come if you quit!"
Engineering and Growth Mindset go hand in hand this week!
Math - I can use doubles to solve math problems quickly!
Reading - I can find details in a story to support my main idea.
Writing - I can write tall, short, and hanging letters correctly.
Science - I can think like an Engineer.
Social Studies - I can find my country on a map and tell about its important symbols.
Me on the Map Project!
We are "zooming" into our world as we learn how to find our special place on the map.
Thinking Like an Engineer
We modeled how engineers think by planning a "Playground Redesign".
We asked ourselves: How could the playground parts be even better?
What's the Main Idea?
We read an article that LOOKED like it was "All About Eagles",
but we learned how to use the details we read to find the Main Idea.
Main Idea: The Bald Eagle is a symbol of the United States.
We collected details from the article to write our own facts about this national symbol.
"I failed," said dear Rosie. "It's just made of trash. Didn't you see it? The cheese-copter crashed."
"Yes!" said her great aunt. "It crashed. That is true."
But first it did just what it needed to do.
Before it crashed Rosie...
We took some time Monday morning to plan our week. We decided what was most important for us to get done (I will...), what we could do when we finished those things (I can...), and what we would like to remember to work on this week ( I should...). We talked about how it is always a good idea to plan ahead and make goals for yourself so that you can feel organized going into your week. We are working on being self-aware of our goals! We will keep our goal sheet in our "Stations Folder" all week to remind us while we work on our stations!
This Bob books app is FANTASTIC! It is great for readers on a first grade level as it allows students to read AND participate in word work activities that appear straight out of their book.
The ABCya.com is a MUST for my students. It consistently offers rewarding and engaging games that link back to skills we are working on in class. This week we used "Number Grid Fireworks" to practice visualizing numbers on a 120 chart.
The Little Red Hen is a focus this week, so this read-aloud on Starfall.com was great for my students!
READING - I can tell the main idea of a story.
I'm just an Elementary Nerd sharing my excitement for the classroom!
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