What a week it has been as we continue to get to know each other! We had so much fun experiencing more great stories, and learning a ton of new strategies!
We talked about what makes us unique:
Every year we do a lesson on the word unique. We talk about all of the traits that makes us who we are. This year, I had an amazing story fromwww.wondrousink.com to support my lesson! I absolutely fell in LOVE with how this story introduces special character traits. Wondrous Ink personalizes their books by using the letters in your name to show these special character traits. At the end of the story there is an acrostic with the traits listed beside the name. Of course my students loved figuring out that the book was SPELLING MY NAME, and they couldn't wait to make their own acrostic at the end!
We wrote about things we like:
I love modeling writing for my students, and I like to start out slow and build as I go. This week, I read "What Do You Like" by Michael Grejniec and our class made a list of all of the things they like. Next week we will learn about the word "too" and will use this book again to model how "too" shows commonality.
We learned strategies for solving story problems:
We learn a lot of strategies in First Grade, especially in math! Every Friday we use UPS check to help us problem solve our way through story problems!
We talked about how rules make us good citizens:
First Graders LOVE David Shannon, and I love the response I get when I read his stories out loud. We used "David Goes to School" to talk about the expectations at school. We came up with a good choice for each of David's bad choices, and we made our own version of the story called "Yes, David!"
I'm just an Elementary Nerd sharing my excitement for the classroom!
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