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Kindergarten-1st Grades

In kindergarten and first grade we play, explore, and create across the curriculum. Children participate in activities to help them grow and develop academically, socially, and emotionally.

Certificates

posted Mar 22, 2017, 11:38 AM by Angela Bishop

Students were awarded with certificates of achievement today at a school wide winners circle for their dedication over the last few months in practicing their high frequency words. Students have made tremendous growth in the number of words they can recognize quickly. I am proud of everyone! 

Math Class

posted Mar 21, 2017, 3:14 PM by Angela Bishop

Teamwork was in full swing in math today! Students used manipulatives, along with work mats, to compose single and double digit numbers. Great work all around! 

After exploring our base-10 system, mathematicians took on the engineering challenge of building Dr. Seuss' "rink-rinker fink, from his story Oh, the Thinks You Can Think. 





Opinion Writing

posted Mar 16, 2017, 10:10 AM by Angela Bishop

Does it get any better in kindergarten and first grade than Girl Scout cookies and toy vehicles? Those have been the topics driving our writing over the last week. We talked about what it means to be a "judge" and to make decisions. Students picked their favorite of each (cookie and vehicle), then explained why. Below are the pictures of students drawing detailed pictures of their favorite vehicle.

Ordinal Numbers

posted Mar 15, 2017, 12:16 PM by Angela Bishop   [ updated Mar 15, 2017, 4:26 PM ]

Students were introduced to ordinal numbers in math today. Ordinal numbers tell us the position of objects (first, second, third, fourth...)

Dr. Seuss Quotes

posted Mar 15, 2017, 9:57 AM by Angela Bishop

Students in K-1 illustrated only some of the many great quotes by Dr. Seuss, many of which we have read in his books this month.
These posters can be seen in various places around the school. 

Say Cheese

posted Mar 10, 2017, 12:21 PM by Angela Bishop


Dr. Seuss

posted Mar 3, 2017, 1:02 PM by Angela Bishop

Each week in the month of March we will focus on reading (in-depth) two or three stories by Dr. Seuss (In honor of his birthday, March 2). Activities in math, reading, and science have been planned to coordinate with the books we read. This week we read Socks on Fox, and Horton Hears a Who. Students reread Socks on Fox in library, then decorated a sock. We used the socks to create a graph in math, answering the question: Did you wear funky-wacky socks to school today? Yes or No? 
To go along with the story Horton Hears a Who, students created Horton using paper and a balloon on one side, and on the other side is a quote from Horton Hears a Who that reads "A person's a person. No matter how small." Beneath this quote is their thumb print. 

March

posted Mar 1, 2017, 10:24 AM by Angela Bishop

Dr. Seuss's birthday is this month, and we will be celebrating ALL MONTH with various activities in math, science, reading, and writing. There will be wacky Dr. Seuss days, and Dr. Seuss inspired crafts. 

 Math Reading Writing Phonics Science Social Studies
Measurement 

Numbers to 100 

Graphing 

Estimation

Dr. Seuss number scavenger hunt

Skip counting by 10s, 5s, and 2s
High frequency words

Guided reading 

Dr. Seuss read alouds






100th day of school - "Things We Have Benn Told 100 Times"

Dr. Seuss theme

Opinion writing
 Rhyming 

-ink words

consonant digraphs 

High frequency words

number words
 STEM with Dr. Seuss


 Maps

Featured Stories:
* I can Read with My Eyes Shut
* Fox in Socks
* Dr. Seuss's ABC
* Yertle the Turtle and Other Stories
* And To Think That I Saw It On Mulberry Street
* There's a Wocket in my Pocket
* The Cat in the Hat Comes Back
* Oh, the Thinks You Can Think 

On the Calendar:
March 17: No School. Teacher Workshop

March 23: Parent-Teacher Conferences

March 31: Early Release 

Sight Words

posted Feb 15, 2017, 10:21 AM by Angela Bishop

Also known as: High frequency words.

These are words that appear regularly and more often than others in the stories we read. By practicing to recognize and read these words smoothly, children are better capable of reading these words in texts. Every child will have a set of words that will go home and come back to school daily. Please have your child read these words to you at least three times (once when you or your child gets home, once before bed, and once before school; or however it works best for you and your family). Your child will be asked to read, write, and spell these words at school, so please make sure these words come to school every day! With mastery, children will be able to "level up" to a longer list or a list with a different color. 

Math and Maps

posted Feb 8, 2017, 12:22 PM by Angela Bishop

Students worked in teams to put objects in order by size.

Mapping the classroom - thinking about location, size, and shape of objects within the space.
 



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