Library time in the Maker Space today. Children explored with tools today: wood tools, playdough tools, and school tools.
Mini Lesson: How to use a "caret" to insert a forgotten word.
Review of partner work - what can you do with a partner? Echo read, seesaw read, help each other with tricky words.
Special - Music and P.E.
Work with building number sentences with unifix cubes. How many different ways can you build the number "5" for example? Children used a recording sheet to show their ideas.
Story - "Countdown to Christmas"
*Picture card match - pictures with the beginning letter sound
*new just right book: "Look at the Christmas Lights"
*Stamp and write beginning and ending sounds
First Grade Book Buddies
Holiday share - Reina
Volunteers - Lisa Anderson AM and Cherise Fegan (PM)
2 hour delay!
P.E. and Music
Math - work with pattern blocks to create new hexagons using other shape blocks. The children worked with a partner and then recorded the 6 different ways they discovered to make a hexagon.
Story - We read Grant's holiday share, "'Twas the Night Before Christmas".
We learned a new poem today about Rudolph and his many colored noses! The children created (illustrated) their own mini version of the poem.
We had one recess outdoors today (it was very wet!) and one recess at the end of the day, indoors!
Children worked on their "Writing Through the Year" booklets, drawing and writing about a favorite or memorable event for the month of November.
Children read with their reading partners today, sharing a favorite piece of "known text" or the new book that they received and practiced yesterday.
Special - P.E. and Music
Mr. D. was absent today so you may here about Mrs. LaPlante. The gym was being used for a special first grade program so the children had P.E. in the classroom, with "Go Noodle" activities.
*introduction to the calculator
*Match-ups with number cards 0-10 and ten frame dot cards
*puzzle work with pattern blocks and/or number puzzle
Story - "Mouse Mess"
We reviewed the story we read yesterday, "Gingerbread Mouse" and made plans to create the gingerbread house and mouse for our holiday display. Children made gumdrops, peppermints, candy canes, a gingerbread tree, a gingerbread mouse and a gingerbread house!
Holiday Share - Michael and Matty
Jen Greer and Ginger Kreitler (AM)
Nancy Booze (during free play)
Mini lesson: using our writing muscles to write "true" stories - telling the story with the words we want to use not just words that are easy to spell! :)
Mini lesson: Checking on our reading by seeing that the word we are saying has the letters we would expect to see for that word.
Special - P.E. and Music
* Top-it with dot cards 0-10, comparing quantities (more and less)
*dice game - "counting on" to add another number to get the total
*class graph - what is your favorite special?
Story - "Gingerbread Mouse"
* sorting letters into groups of consonants and vowels
*finding the long vowel in picture cards and matching them to the key pictures
*introduction to new "just right" books to add to our book bins
Volunteers: Lisa Anderson
Holiday Share: Hawken and Lincoln