Sunday, April 26, 2015

1st Grade News

Link for this week's newsletter
Link for this week's newsletter - Word version

I took these pictures while the students engaged in a partner reading activity. For this activity, I assigned the text and the partners based on reading levels. The kiddos read from our collection of leveled readers that accompany the weekly reading story.  Texts ranged in level from DRA 10-20. 

Partners took turns reading the text with a goal of answering comprehension questions when they finished reading.  I gave the comprehension questions before they began reading and then walked amongst the groups and listened to their reading as well as their responses.

At this time of year, these students do a beautiful job with partner reading!

Sunday, April 19, 2015

Spring Poetry!

Link for spring acrostic

The snow has finally melted! :)

This creative group of first graders designed colorful gardens to frame their acrostic poetry. 

My little first grade poets worked together and came up with this poem:

While I typed the poem, students used water color paints to decorate a poster for the class poem. 

A few poets displaying their work...

We began another poetry project last week and we're putting the finishing touches on diamant√© poetry designs this coming week. I look forward to sharing their awesome work! 

Happy learning!

1st Grade News

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Spring has finally made its way to Ohio!  Woo-hoo!
After a winter of relentless snow and freezing temperatures, we're enjoying the beautiful sounds and color of this wonderful season!  :)