We came in Monday morning ready for a great week! We started our morning with Read to Self. Ms. Lewis was able to meet with two groups during our 20 minute block of stamina time! We also reflected for 10 minutes before moving onto math.
During math we started DIVISION! We were so excited. The division chapter in our textbook is a very basic (and short) introduction, so we will probably move onto something new next week! We enjoyed working together in our textbook today. We like when we get to work together, because its a great chance for us to participate and earn tickets! Math didn’t take as long as Ms. Lewis thought it would (because we are so smart!) so we got to enjoy an early snack. During snack we read a book that Brookie’s family got Ms. Lewis from the book fair!! We really enjoyed it
After snack we did our Work on Writing block. Like Ms. Lewis said, we scaled back and did about 10 minutes of work time and then reflected after. We are looking forward to continuing our stories tomorrow!! Some of us are even working on final drafts to be uploaded to our blogfolios soon!
Then, we got to learn about a new part of Daily 5. We were introduced to Word Work. We must say, that it looks like SO MUCH FUNNNNN!!!! We get to play games, like hangman or boggle. We get to work with partners, use small whiteboards, and even magnets!! We are very excited to work on our spelling words in this new, fun way!
After Word Work we went to art and then right to lunch! We even got to go outside for recess until Jewish studies!
We started our morning with Read to Self. We had 25 minutes of stamina! We then jumped right into Work on Writing. Unfortunately we weren’t able to keep our writing stamina. We took a vote and decided that instead of the whole stopping Work on Writing, those of us who decide to break stamina will have to move our clip down. We have talked ENDLESSLY about things to write about, we have given out tools, ideas on the board, there is NEVER nothing to write about!! After we reflected we started math.
We worked in our workbook today during math. We had some trouble though, so Mrs. Mcveary and Ms. Lewis both had groups to work with! When we worked together, we did great!! That’s okay though, because division is hard!! We are doing our best We got to go to PE right after math.
We came back to have snack. Then we were so excited, because we were starting Word Work for the first time, EVER!!!!! We played hangman, played Boggle with one of our won words, or did rainbow writing!
When we reflected, we had nothing but POSITIVE things to say about Word Work! We are so excited to continue this stage of Daily 5. When we wrapped up, it was time for lunch. We went from lunch to music then to Jewish studies!
Wednesday morning we came in to find a surprise….
OUR CATERPILLARS HAVE ARRIVED!!!!!!!!!! The craziest thing was that they were already in a chrysalis. We think they must have been in the mail for quite some time now, we get to observe them as they come out of their chrysalis and spread their wings. We think that we will transfer them into the butterfly habitat before we leave on Friday.
After all the excitement, we did a little bit of Read to Self and moved into Work on Writing. During Work on Writing, Ms. Lewis gave us a topic. She asked us to specifically write about our new butterflies! We could write about the life cycle, what we think they will look like, or even what we see! Since all of us began our writing today, some of us will be ready to conference tomorrow! We had snack after Work on Writing.
We were off to PE and then came back to start math. We took a test! Our test was partially about division, and it was also a review!! Most of us did GREAT!! When we finished our test, we were able to go to recess. Unfortunately, we had to come in early because everyone was fighting or complaining. After some discussion, we decided we are going to try to go to the big blue playground to see if that helps our recess issues! Hopefully we will be too busy playing with all the fun equipment to be fighting or complaining. We were off to lunch!
We were SO excited to come bak and do Word Work, but instead, we took some time to review our 7 Habits of Happy Kids. It’s important to Ms. Lewis and Mrs. Mcveary that we always have Community of Kindness in 1st grade. So, just as a refresher, we took the time to review we will gladly return to Word Work tomorrow!!!
We also made a card for Morah Hannah’s birthday!!! Morah Rachel came in to help us get it started in hebrew before we went to Jewish studies We hope she enjoyed her day!!!
What a great Thursday!! While the afternoon was very wet, we certainly made the most of our morning! We started with Read to Self. Once we reached our 15 minutes of stamina, it was time to go to PE! Before we went to PE, we also spent a little time observing and talking about our butterflies!!
We came back from PE and had snack. We love listening to our Magic Tree House book during snack! When we finished, we started Work on Writing. During Work on Writing, we continued to work on our butterfly pieces for the art show. Some of us are working on our final drafts and others are still writing our original. We jumped into math after we finished our writing time.
When we started math, we were excited to learn about halves and fourths!! We started in our textbook, and guess what? There were only 2 pages to learn about in our textbook, so we quickly moved on to our workbook!!! We were excited to be working with halves and fourths. We were even able to connect our learning at lunch with some of our PB&J sandwiches
We came back from lunch and took our AR quizzes. When we came back, we took some time to have Word Work!! We had so much fun and continued until it was time for Jewish studies!
Friday morning we began our day with Read to Self (again). We moved on quickly and went to library. When we cam back, we got to have an early snack and we even finished our Magic Tree House book!! We are excited to start a new book next week!
After snack we finished our butterfly writing!! Everyone wrote something to go along with their butterfly that they made in art. It’s perfect timing too, since our caterpillars were moved into their habitat!! They have formed chrysalides and we are waiting for them to come out now
Maybe when we come back to school on Tuesday we will have butterflies?! So exciting!!!
We took a math test and then we went outside! Our math test was only one page, it was all about halves and fourths. We are looking forward to starting our time unit in math next week!! We did fabulous on our test, though!!! While we were outside, after math, Ms. Lewis gave us our spelling tests. Ms. Lewis can really tell who does their homework and who doesn’t. On Tuesday, we will get NEW WORDS. We will have these words for TWO weeks and our next spelling test will be May, 30th.
When we were finished playing outside, we went to lunch. AFter lunch we came back to do show and tell. We also did our ticket drawing! Micah, Ari, and Brooke were our lucky, winners.
There is NO SCHOOL on Monday, May 19th. The MJGDS school talent show will be on Wednesday, May 21st, at 5pm. Plus, we look forward to seeing everyone (no students, please) on Friday, May 23rd, for Parent-Teacher conferences!!!
Shabbat Shalom everyone