HIGHLIGHTS & HAPPENINGS FROM FIRST GRADE
We begin each day with morning meeting. During this time, we greet each other and share something about our lives. This really sets the tone for our day and we learn so much about each other. It also helps build a sense of community.
We have a new lay out in the lunchroom as well as a new routine. Ms. Anderson, our art teacher, made several golden spatulas to be awarded to the classes with expected behavior.
Recess is such an important part of our day. Our students are able to exercise, enjoy the fresh air, and PLAY! It is always a joy to be outside and see them in a different setting observing their social interactions.
In math, we continue to work on addition strategies and will begin learning about solid shapes and telling time to the hour and half hour. To help with the students’ understanding of math concepts we incorporate many different games in our daily practice.
We have spent a great deal of time discussing and learning about good reading habits. Our students are learning to read both independently and with a partner to build stamina.
A vital piece to first grade is the social-emotional learning. This happens throughout our day. Our students are working on the skills needed for learning and working together, such as, listening to learn, focusing attention, and using self-talk.