We have been using computers in the classroom! Currently we have been working on both math and reading. As the year continues we will start working on typing skills. When we type we will do our best to stay in home row.
If you would like to use Raz Kids at home my user name is mroyi, then your child just needs to click on their name.
In order for the kiddos to get onto IXL Math the child needs to type in their first name and last initial followed by 950 in the username area, then the password is 1234. If you are new to the school then your user name for IXL is a little different. New kiddos type in their first name and entire last time followed by 950. My user name would be: melissar950.
Please feel free to practice both reading and math at home!
I have not posted for awhile... we have been busy in first grade!! Yesterday was the Valentine's Day Tea and the students had a blast. Today we are working on Valentine's Day math. The kiddos are enjoying measuring and graphing their candy hearts.
Math: We are finishing up our addition math unit. In this unit students learned many different ways to add numbers. We learned:
1. Counting on a number line
2. Grabbing a number and counting up
5. Doubles plus one or doubles minus one
6. We can add in any order
Following our addition math unit, we will be learning subtraction strategies.
Reading: We are continuing to read stories. The focus of our reading is to question what we have read, evaluate what we have read, and predicting before, during, and after reading. In the month of October, Students will receive a Pizza Hut coupon for reading at home. The more we read the better readers we will become.
Writing: This month our writing has had a Halloween theme. Students wrote an acrostic poem using a Halloween theme. We also write a candy corn poem which the students loved.
Science: We are wrapping up our senses theme this week in school. We learned more about sight, touch, hearing, smell and taste. As a class we decided that we do not like really dark chocolate because it is bitter.
Social Studies: We are continuing to work in our School Community notebooks. So far we have learned about Mr. Heywood, Ms. Diane and Ms. Carrie Ann.