Thanks to all of the families who purchased books or donated to our first Scholastic order! We ordered more than 20 new books for our classroom library with bonus points and donations. We're very excited to start reading them:-)
What a great group of learners we have on Team Ward. I am so proud of these first graders. They are settling into our classroom routines very well and learning how to be bucket fillers. Here are some highlights from our last two weeks:
-The children continued presenting their "Overall Me" posters to the class and learning about each other.
-They reached their goal for "Read to Self" stamina and even passed it, reading for 17 minutes straight without losing focus!
-I introduced "Read to Someone" and "Word Work" goals for reading workshop time. Soon I'll be able to start small group reading instruction.
-We've had many read-alouds, including some math stories - One Red Rooster and Two Ways to Count to Ten.
-We started chapter 2 in math which focuses on number bonds - the foundation of what we'll be doing this year to learn about addition, subtraction, and how they're related.
-We incorporated iPads into several lessons - handwriting, math, and writing.
-We had fun and stretched our brains during makerspace with Mrs. Wylie. The children made paper towers, airplanes, and structures with Legos and K'nex.
On Monday I plan to send home information about Raz Kids and IXL. Look for that via email and in your child's HOOT folder.
If you haven't already, please place your Scholastic Book Club order by Monday, 9/15. If you would like to order online, please use our classroom code H7DRJ. I plan to order many new books and some new classroom furniture with the bonus points we earn!! Visit HTTP://CLUBS.SCHOLASTIC.COM/.
Thanks so much!