We are excited to kick off Red Ribbon Week here at MJGDS!
Monday we were dressed in red! We did our journal, had our morning meeting, and went off to an assembly. The assembly introduced our newest habit! Habit #5: Seek first to Understand, Then to be Understood.
When we came back, it was time for math. After our POTD we started a new unit about weight. We used words like ‘lighter, heavier, lightest, and heaviest’. We also used a cool phrase ‘as heavy/light as’ which means that the wight is equal! Later in the week we will take out our own scale and have some fun with weighing things!!
We started language arts after math. During language arts, in our grammar book, we learned about verbs happening now and verbs happening in the past. For example: Ms. Lewis walks to PE with us. versus Ms. Lewis walked with us to PE yesterday. In our practice book we worked more with our high frequency words. We had a short review or our HF words first, since we were first introduced to them last week.
We had time to go outside before art–it was such a beautiful day!!! We went to art and then were off to lunch. When we came back from lunch we did a fun project with Mrs. Handmaker!
Most of us finished right in time for Jewish studies!
On Tuesday we were all wearing our crazy socks and shoes! We did our journal and had our morning meeting. We jumped into math as soon as we finished! We started with POTD and then talked about measuring weight in our textbook. Once we finished our textbook we met on the floor to play with our scale!!
Once we finished math it was time for science. During science we talked all about liquids!! We learned that liquids don’t have a shape of their own, they take the shape of their container! If their container changes, so does their shape.
Then we were off to PE. We had snack when we came back from PE and then started language arts. During language arts we got to read our newest story!! It was called ‘Frog and Toad Together’ and it was about Toad trying to grow his own garden. Once we finished reading we got to go to recess! We played until lunch time. We had lunch and then went right to music. When we got back from music Ms. Lewis was proud of the 7 of us who behaved so well with Mr. Susman. Some of us need to practice better self control. We got our folders and were off to Jewish studies.
Cozy and comfy in our PJ’s we started our journal Wednesday morning. We took our time since we had a little extra time. We did our morning meeting, sang the pledge and hatikvah, and were off to the science lab!! We did a great lab about liquids!!!! We all had the same amount of water, but different shape and different sizes of containers.
Once we were finished with science, we got to to go the gym for a special assembly. Since it’s Red Ribbon week, we learned about stranger danger! We had special instructors work with us on some karate moves that could help us if we were ever in danger.
Once we were finished we came back to class to have snack. We got frozen treats today! Then, we were SO cold that we had to go outside for recess early
We came back inside to start math. We worked in our workbook on our weight unit. We worked until it was time to go to lunch. Ms. Lewis was VERY proud of our focus, even though we had had a fun day! When we came back from lunch Mrs. Mcveary introduced us to our newest habit. Our newest habit is #5: Seek first to understand, then to be understood. We had a GREAT chat about listening with our eyes, heart, AND ears. By listening with more body parts, it helps us to understand our friends better!!
We got our folders and were off to Jewish studies.
On Thursday we all wore our silly hats! We did our journals, had our morning meeting and were off to PE before we knew it! When we came back from PE we had to get right to work. We missed language arts yesterday, so we had a bit more work to do than usual.
Durin language arts we worked in both our practice book and our grammar book. In our practice book we worked on adding ‘s’ or ‘es’ to a word and we also focused on words that had the ‘or’ sound in the middle! For example, fixes and runs were words that helped up practice using ‘s’ or ‘es’. We used words like ’born, more, and storm’ to help us review the ‘or’ sounds! In our grammar book we had practice learning about verbs for now and verbs for the past. We noticed that if a verb is happening now, it sometimes ends in an ‘s’. If a verb is from the past then it sometimes ends in ‘ed’. Once we finished language arts, we had snack.
After snack, we did 2 quick pages in our math workbook. We worked independently while we wrapped up our weight unit. Once we finished math we continued to learn about our newest habit. We get to decorate another door, so to get ready for our next door competition we read a great book!
So, after and during book, we had GREAT conversation about ‘walking in someone else’s shoes’ to better understand them. When we started out, the kids were VERY confused about just the phrase. They thought we would eventually be, literally, walking in each others shoes.
Once they understood, we talked about understanding the feelings of others. I had each of the kids write one sentence about something they understood. We talked about that this door was a little different than our last door because this door was a little ‘deeper’. This door helped us on the inside. This lead us to decide that we didn’t want to decorate the shoes we wrote on with crayons or colored pencils; we wanted to leave them plain so that people would really be able to understand what we understood
The kids really enjoyed the lesson!! They look forward to our 7 Habit projects
We were off to lunch and then came back to take our AR quiz. Once we finished AR it was time for Jewish studies!
On Friday, we were back to our normal attire, wearing our best for Shabbat. We did our morning routine and went to library. We have been working very hard on our 1st book reports!!
When we came back from library we quickly took our spelling test. Ms. Lewis had a great surprise project for us to learn about….
Their names are Liberty and Justice. They are EAGLES! We have joined, along with other classes from all over the world, a project to follow these two eagles as they make a nest, lay their eggs, and watch them grow! Mrs. Gutterman introduced us to the project and we are SO very excited!! It turns out that the eagles are going to lay their eggs pretty soon!! We were SO lucky because while we were watching the nest, ONE OF THE EAGLES CAME!!!!!!!!!!!!! We were shrieking with excitement as we watched the eagle. We are planning to check in with the eagles once a week!!
We will use a classroom Edmodo account to help us communicate with the other classes who are also participating in the project. We wrote a message after the eagle flew away. We had some questions and decided to ask them in our message to see if any of the other classes could help us.
After we wrapped up with Liberty and Justice for the day we had snack.
When we were finished we headed back to language arts. We have been working on poetry! Last week we started making acrostic poems using our names. We wrote our rough draft, had a conference with Ms. Lewis, and we get to make our final draft today!! We got to use colored pencils and paper with NO LINES! We are surly getting ready for 2nd grade
We chose to work on our poems instead of working on our math. The kids were so excited and into their writing that they didn’t want to stop! I wasn’t going to argue with that We will take our math test next week.
Once we finished we went to lunch. We did our Melvin drawing and ticket drawing when we got back! Charlie gets to spend the weekend with Melvin. Congrats to our ticket winners..Morgan, Charlie, and Danial! We played a round or two of freeze dance and then went to meet up with kindergarten, 2nd grade, and 3rd grade. We were practicing our dance for the Sea to Shining Sea performance next Thursday, February 13. We hope to you see you there!!! We’ve been practicing very hard-and for a long time! It will be great Morah Rachel and Morah Hannah met us when we were practicing and then we started our Israeli dancing before going to Jewish studies.
Next week we are back to our regular routine. We will have 1 week to do our homework packet. We will also check in with our eagles! Enjoy the weekend and Shabbat Shalom!