Last week, the students enjoyed their first visit from 1-Bu's Adopt a Cop, Officer Zach. Adopt a Cop is a great program in which each first grade class in River Edge 'adopts' a River Edge police officer and develops a rapport with him/her. That police officer comes in at various times throughout the year to teach different lessons about how to stay safe in the community.
Here's what we were working on in the classroom last week:
Reading : We spent a lot of time talking about making meaningful text-to-self, text-to-text, and text-to-world connections last week (see the previous post for more information). The students have a really great job track their thinking by using post-its and reading journals. They've been doing some great thinking about books in school. Make sure to keep having conversations about books at home!
Writing : The students did everything but publish their how-to books last week. They made sure their writing made sense, edited for capital letters and ending punctuation marks, created covers, and colored their pictures. This week we'll publish those books and will start our next unit, Opinion Writing.
Math : Last week, we continued to work on using greater than, less than, and equal to signs. The students also developed more understanding about how number grids are organized and started creating number grids of their own! We ended the week by learning how to measure paths that have multiple sections.
Social Studies : As I mentioned above, we talked about the importance of Martin Luther King Jr last week and how he, and other black leaders, helped to change ways that laws segregated black and white people.
Here are some pictures from last week :