Welcome back!!! We hope everyone had a wonderful Passover break! Ms. Lewis was thinking everyone may be tired on our Monday morning, so she was wearing bright yellow and had the tunes cranked up to wake us up We did a journal question and told Ms. Lewis what we had done during our break, then we started our morning meeting.
After the pledge and hatikvah we started our day with daily 5, read to self. We first reviewed what read to self looks like! Then, we found our spots and got started.
Then during our reflection, we got distracted by these cuties right outside our window!
We refocused and started work on writing. Before starting a new type of writing, we made a venn diagram to review narrative and expository writing.
After our review, we were introduced to our new writing. ‘How To…’ writing describes how to do something! We came up with a couple of example topics.
After we came up with topics, we wrote our own ‘How to’ together! As we wrote our ‘How to’, we learned about the special techniques to use in this type of writing.
We are going to continue to write examples this week and we will get to start our own ‘How to’ next week! When we finished our own ‘How to’, we reviewed it and then enjoyed snack.
During snack we read a book about trains! Kagan had a treat for us from her Zaide!! We learned a bit about train safety and then Kagan gave us goody-bags!! What a treat After snack we started math.
During math we reviewed our introduction to multiplication, and we continued working further on multiplication! We learned about the multiply sign, which looks like an ‘X’ and we even compared multiplication to repeated addition. We also got to make up multiplication stories based on pictures in our textbook, it was lots of fun!
We had time for around or two of freeze dance before heading off to art. Then we went right to lunch and recess and back to class to get our folders. We packed up and headed to Jewish studies.
Tuesday we were busy! We worked on our math to warm up our brains and then we started our morning meeting. After our meeting we started daily 5. We got to do small groups today and every group got to meet with a teacher! After our small groups, we started word work. Our word banks are getting really filled up with all of the spelling words we have had!
After we added our words to our word bank, we got to choose an activity to practice our words.
Then we were off to PE!
When we came back from PE, we got to enjoy snack time outside.
When we came back inside, it was time for math. We got to work on our multiplication all by ourselves! We had some trouble, but Ms. Lewis and Mrs. Mcvearry helped us work through and we did great. Some of us even got to work on a multiplication challenge
Then it was time for lunch, music and then Jewish studies.
Wednesday we were excited to come into an interesting journal question….we had to imagine that we shrunk in the rain!!!!! Woah. We got some cool responses We jumped into daily 5 after our morning meeting. We started with word work today, which was not our norm! After word work, we transitioned into read to self all by ourselves! We enjoyed read to self with our own books and then we reflected with Mrs. Mcvearry. Then we were off to PE and back to Ms. Lewis for snack.
We started math next. We worked in our textbook and learned more about multiplication, even with numbers up to 40!! We got to take turns telling multiplication stories and we worked together to make an entire story! When we finished our math lesson for the day, we got to go to recess (before the rain!) and then off to lunch. During lunch, now that it’s after Passover, we get to be chazaneem during the Birkat!!
After lunch we had a special visitor come and teach us a lesson about realism and fantasy! Our middle school friend, Maiah!!
When our lesson was finished, we packed up and headed to meet Morah Rachel and Morah Hannah.
Thursday was another busy day! We did our journal question and thought about realism and fantasy; Maiah asked us to draw a picture of fantasy and a picture of realism! We had fun with that Then we had our morning meeting and we were off to PE. When we came back from PE we took our AR quizzes and had snack after we got a new book from Mrs. Hallett.
When snack was over, we started word work. We chose two activites from the board and then we got to quiz with a partner.
We hadn’t done this activity in awhile, but we quickly remembered how easily we loose track of the goal. During reflection, several of us felt that we learned more when we did the other activities at our desk.
After word work we got to go to recess until lunch!! When we came back from lunch we worked on our multiplication in math. We worked hard in our workbooks and some of us even got to do a multiplication challenge project from Ms. Lewis!! When it was time to pack up, Ms. Lewis surprised us with a quick round of freeze dance before we headed to Jewish studies.
Friday’s are always full of surprises, and lots of fun! We started our morning with a free write and Ms. Lewis even got a head start on spelling tests. We did a fast morning meeting and headed to library. During library, we started to learn about research!! Wait to see what we get to do We stayed int he library and Ms. Lewis met us there to take the STAR test. Then we went back to class to have snack.
We started snack, but then had a surprise visit from our middle school friend Julia!! She came to teach us a lesson about adjectives. We had a lot of fun!! She even had a cool activity where we had a partner and had to guess the animal that our partner described by using adjectives!
Julia also read us a book and we had to listen for the adjectives!
Next, we did math. We took a test on multiplication! Look for our math tests, and our spelling tests in our folders. One of the test questions was kind of hard, so we did it together on the board.
After math we were off to lunch! We love getting to see our friends as leaders when we do the birkat!!
When we finished lunch, we went to the big blue playground for recess and then came in to pack up right before going to Jewish studies.
COMING SOON TO 1ST GRADE…………………………………
There is NO SCHOOL on Monday, April 20th.
We will get new homework packets on Tuesday, April 21st. They will include math and spelling. The packet is due the 24th.
THURSDAY is Yom HaAtzmaut!!! We will be celebrating at school, but everyone should be wearing blue and white to celebrate!! This means NO UNIFORM, however dress code is still in force (no denim, tank tops, etc).
We are hoping to see lots of our favorite faces at Community University on April 26th. This is a great event…if you have questions…ask!!
Shabbat Shalom y’all