Monday August15,2016

We had our first school assembly today. The students learned about some new expectations we will be following when we go to assemblies. They did a fabulous job being respectful, safe, and responsible.

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We started doing handwriting for morning work. The students will be doing one handwriting page each morning for their morning work.

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Students wrote about what they did this summer during writing time. I will collect these as a beginning of the year assessment to see how much they grow as writers by the end of the year.

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We talked about our last rule today and then brainstormed ways to be safe at school.

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We started our math curriculum today. We talked about the numbers 0,1, and 2. Students acted as number detectives trying to find things in the room that were 0,1, or 2.

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We then discussed what math stations are going to look and sound like.

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This afternoon we discussed the difference between fake reading and real reading. Students picked two books from my classroom library to put in their book bags.

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We will be studying the author Kevin Henkes this week. We started off by watching a short video to meet the author. Then I read the story Chrysanthemem. We discussed the characters, setting, main idea, and lesson learned. Then students worked on an activity about things that make them wilt and bloom.

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We started on taking the first grade priority words test. These are 40 words that students should know how to spell by the end of the year. Look for a list coming home by the end of the week. Please study these words with you kiddos from time to time.

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We set up our unit studies notebooks and will start on social studies curriculum tomorrow.

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