Math Makes “Cents”
In Math, we launched our addition and subtraction unit and scholars are using hands on materials such as coins and cubes and long blocks to show their thinking. We are extending that learning and practicing those skills through partner math games in Centers.
First Grade ant experts have been observing ants and their behavior and recording their observations, questions, and wonders about ants in their ant journals. We learned that ants have three body parts: head, thorax, and abdomen. They also have antennae. Their antennae have an important function. Ants use them to smell, touch, feel and communicate with other ants. On Tuesday, students answered with a tally to show what food they thought ants would enjoy most: a potato chip, a grape, or a piece of lettuce. Students guessed that the ants would prefer the grape over the chip and the lettuce. Then we left these snacks out in our backyard to see if our prediction was correct. Ask your scholar about the results of our science experiment! We have also started mapping our backyard to show all the places ants may live. Our bug museum is growing and we are also so excited and so appreciative that so many friends have been bringing in bug specimens! Keep them coming! We are super curious about the tunnels the ants in our ant farm have been industriously digging and we are eager to research this behavior.
In Writing Workshop, our authors have begun editing their work. They are paying special attention to making sure that the first word of each sentence and proper nouns are capitalized, and that sentences have appropriate punctuation at the end: a period, exclamation point, or a question mark. This is an essential part of the writing process that will make their stories better and more interesting to their readers.
Friday, October 12th 11:30 Dismissal
Monday, October 15th Make-Up School Day