Tuesday morning, Ms. Lewis was so happy to be back!!! Thank goodness all her travel plans are over..she misses us too much to be gone!!
We started our morning by doing a fun Veteran’s Day word search. We searched for words like protect, honor, and even America! We had our morning meeting and then jumped into Daily 5. We started with read to self. We had a mini lesson before we all read our own books and we were on the hunt for rhyming words!! We read a big book all together about rhyming words, and we even reviewed setting!
After reflecting, and talking about our rhyming words that we found, we moved right on to word work!
We were off to PE before we knew it and then came back for snack. After snack we started math. For some reason, we were just not feelin’ math today so instead of suffering through, we called it quits for the day. A lot of us were having a hard time concentrating and we were also excited to get to our Veteran’s day activities!
To celebrate Veteran’s day, 1st grade did a weekly reader all about saying ‘Thank You’ to Veterans, and why we are thanking them.
We also learned about the uniforms of different armed forces–the navy, air force, marines, coast guard, and army! We even talked about the doctors and nurses who help Veterans when they get back from a war. When we finished our weekly reader, we wanted to find a way to show OUR thanks to the Veterans! So, we made cards!!
We didn’t quite get to finish our cards, so we will finish them in the morning when we get to school! In the mean time, we were off to lunch and then right to music! When Ms. Lewis came to get us, we packed up, got our folders, and went to Jewish studies.
On Wednesday morning we finished our Veteran’s day cards and we also did something different for our journal! Instead of responding to a journal question, we corrected sentences. We were looking for capitals, punctuation, and making sure the sentence made sense! For example, the two sentences we had were 1) ‘dog runs the’ corrected to: The dog runs. and 2) ‘the dog rolls around’ corrected to: The dog rolls around. When we finished we had our morning meeting and went over the schedule for the day.
Before starting read to self, we had our mini lesson. We talked more about both rhyme and setting with a great giant book! Then we were off on our own, making sure to be on the lookout for rhymes and the setting of our story! During reflection, we got to share what we found! Then we moved on to work on writing. During work on writing…we actually wrote!!!!!! For the first time in 1st grade, we are going to write our own narrative. Last week we were introduced to narrative writing; we learned there is an overall topic to the narrative. Then, we have an opening sentence, 3 details that give information, and a closing sentence that wraps it all up. Today, we took all that we have learned and we started brainstorming! We used a hamburger-graphic organizer to help us organize our thoughts Ms. Lewis did an example on the board and then we did our own! We focused on the overall topic and opening sentence today, we should finish our organizer by the end of the week!
We were off to PE and then came back to have snack. When we finished snack we moved on to math. We caught up what we didn’t finish yesterday from our textbook and we moved on to work in our workbook. In our textbook we were practicing making tens to help us add and subtract! When we got to our workbook, we we organizing numbers from smallest to biggest or we were learning about counting backwards from a bigger number! We finished math right in time to go to lunch.
When we got back from lunch, we learned a new letter in our handwriting–the letter ‘f’. It was a pretty simple one! When we were finished, we packed up and got to play outside until going to Jewish studies.
Thursday, Ms. Lewis was overwhelmed with all the birthday love!!! Thank you all so, SO much for making my day so special. I love being able to celebrate with our kids!! It was hard to focus, but we corrected sentences in our journal and had our morning meeting before going to PE.
When we came back form PE, we did something a bit different; we switched our AR to have our quizzes earlier instead of rushing right before lunch. So, we took our quizzes and got new books. Even though next Thursday is our PJ party, we will STILL TAKE OUR AR QUIZZES next week. After our quizzes we had snack!
We started math and we jumped into our workbook. We are still practicing adding by making 10’s.
We moved on to Daily 5 and started read to self! We enjoyed read to self even more today because Ms. Lewis let us not bring our bookmarks and we just enjoyed our books. We really just LOVED our reading time. We reflected and headed off to lunch.
We did word work after lunch!
We had time time to play freeze dance before Jewish studies!! We played a round and then got our folders to pack up. Morah Rachel and Morah Hannah came to celebrate Ms. Lewis’ birthday, too!!
On Friday, we were all excited to celebrate Elie’s birthday!!! We came in to start our morning with a spelling review word search. We had a new word in the review..it was so strange..Elie’s name somehow got into our review!!! We had our morning meeting and were off to the library.
When we came back we had snack! Elie got to pick the episode of Magic School Bus as a treat for his birthday. During the show, Ms. Lewis started spelling tests.
We started work on writing next.
We finished our hamburger writing and we started/finished our first rough draft of our narrative!!! Ms. Lewis and Mrs. Mcvearry are so excited to read our drafts and conference with us next week! After we conference, we get to write our final draft and post it to our blogfolio!
We jumped into math after our writing. We worked in our workbook again. We are getting so good at working with our number up to 20!!! We got to enjoy show and tell after math. Ms. Lewis continued testing in the hall and Mrs. Mcvearry did show and tell! It was time for lunch before we knew it.
After lunch we had a mystery reader……
THE HAZ!!!!!! We were happy to welcome the Hazzan as he read 2 wonderful books to us. What a treat! When he was finished, we got our folders and headed down the hall to meet Morah Rachel and Morah Hannah for Israeli dancing!
COMING SOON TO 1st GRADE……………
We have a 4 day week next week. There is no school for students on Friday, November 21st. We will get a new homework packet on Monday and it will be due on Thursday, the 20th. We will also have our spelling tests on Thursday.
On Monday, we are looking forward to celebrating all the November birthdays in our class (there are a lot!). We will celebrate Elie, Lily, and Sam
Thursday, November 20th, is our PJ party!! Either come to school in your PJ’s with sneakers for PE, or come to school in your uniform and change after PE!! We will enjoy a movie and popcorn. What a treat for all the box-tops…great job everyone, thank you to all who brought some in!!
Between now and November 26th, we are asking for one dollar from every child in the school. We call this Turkey money–the middle school and Morah Eta deliver turkey’s as a mitzvah during thanksgiving!! Please don’t forget to bring in your dollar, or more if you can.
Please get in touch with Ms. Lewis if there are any concerns, questions, or compliments! Have a wonderful weekend and Shabbat Shalom