On Monday we had a special visitor called Kathryn Claire, a musician, come to Grade 1 for some sing-a-longs.
We had fun playing in the snow on Tuesday!
This week in Writers’ we wrote another two pieces of opinion writing.
We then prepared all of our writing for a ‘Best in Show’ celebration. We checked all of our opinion writing pieces so far and made sure they were easy to read and included the criteria from the checklist.
On Friday we entered our writing in a ‘competition’, choosing two pieces of writing. We acted as a judge and went around to help choose which of the two is the best. Some of us shared our best piece with the class.
In Readers’ we learned that when readers check the picture it is not always enough to solve a word. Readers also think about what is happening in the story to help them figure out what word would make sense. We learned that reading partners don’t just help each other fix up tricky words, they also help each other keep track of what’s happening in a book. We practiced retelling big events in a story.
Readers listen carefully as they read to consider what word might come next. We learned to solve an unknown word by stopping and thinking about the kind of word that would sound right.
In Maths we used our information collected from our survey question last week and made a representation of the data to show what we found out.
Miss Gerken showed us data from the question ‘Would you rather explore the deep sea or outer space? We then made a representation of the data.
We also made a representation of how old children in our class are as well as comparing the data of another Grade 1 class. We talked about both representations thinking about what is similar and what is different.
Finally, we made a chart to show the ages of our siblings and discussed the data.
In IPC we continued taking part in fun activities to train our brains and make them more powerful. Throughout the week we focused on improving practice for timing a puzzle, completing addition problems, building a tower and memorizing words from a set of flash cards.
In Art we completed a birch tree picture exploring shadows, lighting and colors. We used different sizes of masking tape for the birch trees and painted the sky with watercolors. Then we carefully peeled off the tape and added markings on the trees.