We had so much fun on the 100th Day of School. The boys and girls dressed up as if they were 100 years old, and then participated in a range of academic activities based on the number 100. We wrote about what we would do if we had $100, made collages of ourselves at 100 years old, built towers with 100 cups, and played math games based on 100! It was a fantastic day.
First graders worked in teams to solve 100's chart puzzles. We timed ourselves as a class to try to solve all of them as quickly as we could!
Members of the Baker PTO along with 1R parents came to our classroom this week to help the class create some wonderful art projects.
This week, the students learned about the sneaky letter "e". We learned a poem to help us remember how the "e" at the end of a word makes the other vowel say it's name. Students practiced sneaking up on short vowel words to change them to long vowel words.
This month, 1R has been communicating with a first grade classroom in Beijing, China. We were curious to find out more about their daily lives and what they were learning in school. The boys and girls prepared questions for a video skype with our friends! We were so excited to hear their answers. The students in Beijing showed us Chinese characters, traditional clothing and performed for us a song. We had a really great time!
The boys and girls had a great time celebrating Valentine's Day in our first grade classrooms. We loved exchanging valentines in 1R and playing a math bingo game with Mrs. Bates!
The boys and girls had a great time exploring Caldecott Award winning books during a special trip to the Baker Library. These winners are books with beautiful illustrations that enhance their stories. Students then enjoyed hearing teachers and staff read this year's winning books!