Sunday, May 1, 2016

1st Grade News - 5/2/16

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Last week we read stories that shared a common theme:  helping others.

An example of a leveled reader used for small-group reading instruction.  
Our basal reading series offers three levels to support literacy instruction: approaching, at-level and beyond level

The helping others theme sequed to a focus on friendly letter writing skills. It was a great opportunity to thank people in our lives who help us.  In first grade, letter writing skills include the five parts of a friendly letter (date, greeting, body, closing, signature).

Our building administrative assistant is appreciated and loved by all!

I created six different writing templates so students could choose a design.  This is a link to that six-page document.   

After learning about roles and responsibilities of various community and school employees, students elected to compare a school cook and policeman.  At the bottom of the Venn diagram, students wrote a sentence about a job they'd like to have someday.


Link for Social Studies Venn Diagram

Partners discussed the Venn diagrams and shared their "When I grow up..." statements.

At the end of the week, we created a hallway display to share ways we create a caring community. 

This poster is also a song in student's poetry binders.

 Link for Hello, Neighbor

She's so sweet and always willing to lend a helping hand!

I hope the first week of May is a wonderful week for you!

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