Math: We continued to study shapes during math this week. We learned that shapes can be divided into halves or fourths. It’s important to know how to make equal shares when we are sharing an object like pizza, a cookie or a granola bar with a friend. We also combined triangles, rectangles and squares to form new shapes. Later in the week, we learned the attributes of 3-dimensional shapes and how to combine them to make new shapes.
Writing: This week, we chose our favorite nonfiction book to fix and fancy. We made sure that this book had all of the important elements, checked for capitals and periods, and colored our pictures. On Friday, we celebrated our nonfiction writing with an All About Book Museum. We took turns being visitors and experts, learning about one another’s topics. Afterwards, we read our favorite page to the whole class, made speeches about our growth as writers, and cheered our successes with a fruit punch toast.
Reading: During reading workshop, we are working with our partners to learn about characters in a series. We’ve practiced reading with expression, especially when our characters show big feelings. Next week we will look for important moments when our characters change. We will wrap up our take home book program soon so make sure that your first grader continues to read at home!