Jeanne's First Grade classroom:
- In literacy, we've started publishing student stories from our Writer's Workshop journals. Kids are excited to participate in the process of editing and revising their work with the teacher. Some of the fun for students is watching as their story is typed up, then rushing to the nearby hall copier to pick up the printed manuscript. After kids illustrate their work they share it with the class for Author's Chair.
- In math we just started a unit on graphing. Kids are gathering and analyzing data to fill out and read graphs. One fun graphing activity we will enjoy is filling out a pie graph with our own yes or no question. We always learn the most interesting likes and dislikes when kids think up their own questions to ask classmates!
- We are completing a theme unit on Japan (along with Wendy and her class). We've been making various crafts inspired by the Japanese culture. Two especially fun projects are fans decorated with an elaborate dragon design and paperboy and girl "dolls" dressed in beautiful origami kimonos. (These items will be put on display in the Meadows Library's glass case for the month of March, by the way.)
- Both Grade 1 and kindergarten have begun practicing for the K/1 performance. This year we are inspired by poetry and will present a playful variety of song and verse. Currently our class is working on some fabulous props such as (cardboard) guitars, drums, giant carrots, rabbit ears, and several signs and posters. We've also have had some fun writing diamante poems and haikus as we dive into poetry for our play (Wednesday, March 19, 6:60 pm).
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