During our reading block time, scholars rotate from 3 stations. Each day scholars have time to read to self, work with a teacher and listen to reading. The scholars seem to enjoy having different options during our morning activities.
Friday, September 25, 2015
Tuesday, September 22, 2015
Friday, September 18, 2015
I am so impressed with how our first graders are all reading and enjoying books. Scholars in this class often choose to look at books and read with friends when transitioning from one activity to the next. And one of the most favourite times of our day is when I read out loud to them.
Homework is coming home today with the focus of students spending time reading, either on their own or with another person.
We had a fantastic trip at Shelburne Farms yesterday. We all participated in one part of the pizza ingredient making process. Once the dough, sauce and cheese were prepared we shared our ingredients and made our own pizzas. What a beautiful day on the farm. Thanks to Shelburne Farms and to all the parent volunteers.
Wednesday, September 16, 2015
Today during our afternoon math time, the scholars paired up and played double compare. This is a great game to play at home. Scholars each chose two cards and then added them up. The player that had the greater total would collect all 4 cards. We have been incorporating many math terms, such as greater than, less than and equal.
As groups finished we started an independent activity call "add it up". When scholars are finished with their math jobs, they work to make as many different equations that they can. I am noticing what wonderful mathematicians I have in this classroom.