Over the past few weeks, we have been working on our addition and subtraction facts by solving cross number puzzles and story problems. Using our computation skills in these real-world scenarios are important parts of our learning!
We have been learning some long vowel spelling patterns such as 'ai' in 'train', 'ea' in 'read', and 'ay' in 'spray'. To help us remember the rule that the first vowel has a long sound and the second is silent, we learned to sing the "Two Vowels Go Walking" song. Then, we searched in books for examples of this spelling pattern and wrote the words we found on the board. Coupled with this work, we've been doing lots of activities to practice!
We are practicing our first grade writing skills. We print carefully, begin our sentences with uppercase letters, end with punctuation, and put our ideas in time order.
We worked on insect models in science. Students chose the insect that they wanted to make, and then used clay, pipe cleaners, paper, and google eyes to build their models. They did a great job with this work representing all of the parts: heads, thoraxes, abdomens, 6 legs and more!
We were so excited to receive a letter, family & pet photographs, and information about the White House from President Barack Obama. Thank you President Obama for writing back to us!
The 1R entomologists compared two different insect larva - painted ladies and darkling beetles. Be sure to check out their student blogs in which they noted a similarity between the two!
Meet the Entomologists In 1r!
We are carefully observing insects preserved in resin. We noticed that they have 6 legs and 3 body parts. Many of the insects look shiny, and they are colorful. Some even have patterns. It is great to investigate the attributes of these incredible animals.
We shared our science notebook entries with the class. Each science partner read what he or she wrote in his/her science notebook. From this, we prepared a class list of the features of insects that we discovered.