For the past two weeks the students of room 27 are really showing they are ready for First Grade. We have been busy with our new Science unit, learning Reading centers, and showing our math skills during Math class. Here is what else we have been up to:
- Sun and cycle investigations with Mr. Musselman.
- Tracing our shadows to find patterns in the sky
- We started our Monthly Memory writing
- In Writing we are learning about persuasive writing
- In Math we finished our unit on 2D and 3D shapes, halves and fourths
- We learned our new Math centers, including ST Math
- Our mathematicians are working independently during centers
- In Fundations we are learning about digraphs. Digraphs are two consonants together that make one sound: ch, ck, wh, th, sh
- In Reading class we wrote responses to poems and book reviews
- We are working on building our independent reading stamina in reading class.
- We watched a BrainPop, Jr. video and learned about Christopher Columbus. For our project we made Christopher Columbus sailing on a ship.
Here are a few reminders about upcoming dates in Room 27 and at Fox Hill:
Friday, September 22nd– Scholastic Book Money due, online or check made out to Scholastic Book Clubs
Friday, September 22nd– Field trip to Stoneham Theater forms and money due, $17 cash or check made out to Fox Hill First Grade
Tuesday, September 26th– 9:30am or 6pm- Parent Volunteer Meeting with Mrs. Johnson
The first week of school in Room 27 has been a success! It was wonderful to see so many smiling faces on the first day of school. We have done a lot this week and look forward to many more to come. This week, we…..
- Got to know our new classmates.
- Learned about what we are experts at and what some of our favorite things are.
- Practiced with our iPads.
- Started to read the many, many books in our classroom library.
- Listened to several stories, such as First Day Jitters, Lily’s Purple Plastic Purse, Same, Same, but Different, One, and Officer Buckle and Gloria.
- Started specials- Music with Ms. Harrigan, P.E. with Mrs. McCall, and Art with Mr. Scarpulla
- Had our first Community Circle with Mrs. Johnson.
- Started our first Math unit on 2D and 3D shapes
Exploring Math Manipulatives
Learning About our Classroom Library
We have had a few extra visitors in our room the past two weeks! The chicks were delivered and hatched last week. We even saw one being hatched during dismissal! Each day we have made observations of the chicks and are learning how they get stronger each day. Today we took them out of the Brooder Box and let them walk around with our groups. Some of the students named their chick.
On Monday we learned about Maple Sugaring with Ms. P. We learned all the different tools needed to tap a tree and collect sap. We can’t wait to see what we have collected in a few days!
This week in Room 27 we:
- Celebrated our 100th Day of School
- Celebrated the birthday of Dr. Seuss
- Learned the meaning of “March comes in a like a lion and out like a lamb”. We wrote about times we are lions and lambs and did an art project.
- Learned a new vocabulary center in Literacy.
- Wrote our February Monthly memory.
- Stared a new topic in Math about place value.
- Started our Animal Parts and Functions unit in Science. We traced our bodies on big pieces of paper and labeled our body parts.
- Looked at animal models and used comparison statements to compare their parts.
- Watched a video about chicks and the master incubator. Our chicks went into the incubator on March 8th.
- Finished our unit in Fundations on long vowels.
Here are a few quotes from the students about their work the past two weeks:
“We drew a picture of cat in the hat”- Ivy
“We did our lion and lamb writing and project.” Meghan
“We watched We Sing in Sillyville.” Samira
“We made pictures of space in art.” Vanessa
“We painted our pinch pots.” Zoe
“We learned about animal parts and functions in Science.” Cameron
“In Science we are opening our eggs to learn about the chicks.” Jonathan
“ In Reading we wrote about people who are worth more to us than gold.” Emma
“We labeled animal parts in Science.” Angaj