Otherwise, here's what we've been working on in the classroom:
Reading : The students have been doing a great job with our visualizing unit. They're working on using all of their senses to visualize what is going on in texts. Last week, the students used their visualizing skills to infer the meanings in texts. We'll be practicing that even more this week. It's fun to take the title off a poem and have the students try to figure out what the author is talking about.
Writing : It was nice spending some time working on personal narratives for the last couple of weeks. The students have done a great job including details in their writing.
Now, we're moving on to a poetry unit. Hopefully you received a Save the Date in your child's folder last week. The First Grade Poetry Reading is on June 6th at 1:30pm. Please make every effort to attend.
Math : We spent a lot of time working on fractions last week. The students love learning about fractions! So far, I only expect the students to be able to label objects that have been divided into equal parts (for example, labeling 1/4 on a shape divided into four parts). We've explored fractions with more than one equal part (for example, 2/3 and 2/4,) but I don't expect the students to have mastered that concept yet.
Social Studies : To coincide with our Cinco de Mayo celebration, we have been spending time deepening our knowledge about Mexico and parts of Mexican culture. Ms. Callahan taught the students all about Mexico a few months ago, but now we're applying what we know and creating an All About Mexico book.
Here are some pictures of 1-Bu on Cinco de Mayo :