|Mrs. McNickle's 1st Grade!||
Students took home a Gingerbread Man cut out, and decorated it with things found in their home. Then they came to school and wrote a story about their Gingerbread and presented it to the whole class.
In this reading center, students put letters together in first, middle, or last place, to create a new word.
Students at the next center, got to play with "snow". Using shaving cream as a textile tool is a great way for students to practice their letters.
Our final center of the day was to make a count down chain using addition.
For our transportation unit, students turned a box, into a moving vehicle. First they wrote about their design in their journal, then got to work, without any help from me! They spent a day deciding who would be responsible for which parts of the "vehicle". The following day they painted, then used scrap pieces of paper to create the part of their vehicle, and finally got to take it outside and drive it.
Each Tuesday, we also get to work with our 2nd grade buddies! We are
so lucky that so many older students want to work with us! I read the
story, "There was an Old Lady who Swallowed a Fly" to the whole class.
Then we used the October words we have been studying and created our own
Old Lady who swallowed "october things". Labeling is so important in this
stage of writing, so this was an easy way to sneak it in!
Each Friday our BIG 8th grade buddies will come in to work with us. This Friday we played get to know you games, and little kinder buddies had to stand up and introduce their new BIG buddy. They had to ask and memorize information such as name, favorite food and favorite hobby. Great public speaking practice!
Then we began brainstorming for our Halloween stories. We will continue with this writing activity each Friday on October.