Sun Experiments

Introducing the scientific process, students completed several experiments involving light from the sun.  First, we took to the parking lot to check out our shadows.

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Geometry

After completing a few brief assessments, first graders were ready to begin reviewing and expanding their knowledge of two dimensional shapes.  Through The Greedy Triangle

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The Sun

Students are once again exploring nonfiction books to learn about the sun.  Partnering with second grade, vocabulary readers introduced new terminology including: billion, distance, energy,

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COPS

Capitalization Organization Punctuation Spelling First graders are applying a new strategy to help them edit their writing.  Starting with the daily review, students applied the COPS strategy

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Reading Folders

First graders have completed several initial reading assessments, allowing us to determine an independent and instructional reading level.  Instructional level books, selected with teacher assistance,

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Think Tank

Think Tank activity cards aid students in developing number sense and computation strategies.  Cards are organized categorically and increase in difficulty as students progress through the tank. First graders will

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Crayon Drive

Crayon Drive for Children’s Mercy Hospital Donations of new crayons or cash will be accepted until August 31.  The class with the most donations (based

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Solar System

This week, first grade students are delving into our first science topic, the solar system.    Working in pairs, students read about the solar system,

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Fill Five

Working in pairs or trios, first graders played a new math game, Fill Five.  In the game, students roll three dice and then practice the

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Daily Review

First grade students began the first full week of school with a daily review, which will be completed each day during our morning work time.

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