Then, we began to use tools to notice greater levels of detail. We tried both hand lenses and jeweler's loupes, and made entries in our science notebooks for both.
Our 1R scientists shared their work in science meetings at the conclusion of each lesson.
We enjoyed watching a video of an artist showing us how to draw a face. Then we got to try the techniques ourselves to draw self portraits. Take a look at a few of our illustrators in action!
Every day, we participate in a series of math routines to help us learn and practice important skills. We use ten frames, coins, number lines, and clocks to build mastery.
I have, Who Has?
We conclude our math period by playing I Have, Who Has? In this group game, students must listen carefully to see if the 'Who has' question can be answered by the response on their cards. When their answer is the right one, they get to pose the next question. This game helps build concentration and mental math skills.
In anticipation of International Dot Day on September 15th, 1R students read the book, The Dot, by local author/illustrator, Peter Reynolds. The message of the book is to make your mark and see where it takes you. We created companion art pieces using collage techniques. Then, like Vashti, the protagonist in the story, we signed our work. We will be sharing these great creations via Twitter as part of Dot Day.