Make a Ten

Students are practicing yet another addition and subtraction strategy, make a ten. Knowing how to make a ten is a fundamental skill to understanding our

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Digraphs

What are digraphs, and how are they different from blends?  These were the questions posed as we began brainstorming words for this week’s spelling list.

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Partner Reading

Working in pairs, first graders have read numerous weather related books. In Stormy Weather, they practiced phonetic skills by hunting for blends throughout the book.  Words found

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Maidu

Last week first graders learned about the Maidu tribe of California. Students discovered that their homes were earth lodges made from wood, earth, branches, and

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Pottery

First and second grade students had a great time making pottery at Drury today.  We can’t wait to go back next week!

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Stormy Weather

What makes weather? Last week, first graders enjoyed hear the book The Magic School Bus Kicks Up a Storm! for read aloud to learn that air,

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Navajo

Students have finished learning about the Navajo tribe, who lived in the southwest region.  Key components discussed include wearing deerskin clothing, using wheat to make

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Technology

First graders have now published their “Cloudy with a Chance of…” writing pieces.  Working with the teacher, students typed their stories into Word.   With assistance,

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Doubles

This week we are focusing heavily on memorizing our doubles facts.  Students have learned that a doubles fact is a number sentence that repeats the

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Floods

Working with partners, students read all about floods today.  The learned the difference between a river flood and a costal flood, determining where each could

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