Hello, First Grade families! Our 100th day of school is quickly approaching and students have brought in things they made with 100 objects. Each student has a chance to present his/her creation to the class and take questions and comments from the group. What fun to see each child’s creativity and math thinking at work! More pictures and presentations will be coming next week. The timing of this project is perfect, as we just started talking about how numbers are made up of groups of 10’s and 1’s. We are starting to count dimes and pennies. And each child is getting more and more comfortable moving around the 100 board, adding and subtracting, and writing numbers.
We also learned a new game called “Fishing For Tens”. It’s just like playing “Go Fish”, but with finding pairs that add up to 10. It would be a great game to play at home to help your child become very comfortable with combinations of 10.
Here is some more math work from the week. This was a game we played trying to break apart a number into a variety of different groups. It helps stretch our thinking and makes us flexible math thinkers.
Report cards are being mailed home today. If you have any questions or comments, please contact me. I’d be happy to sit down and go over your child’s report card with you. It’s such a joy to teach your children every day. Writing report cards was a great way for me to reflect on your child’s strengths, challenges, and goals; all of which you will see in the comments section.
Our research on Bears in also underway. Children have come up with research questions about how a bear survives in its habitat. Then they use 3 sources to find answers to each question. We’ll take this information to write a research paper and present what we’ve learned to others. Your children are well on their way to being great readers and writers, and now researchers! Ask your child which kind of bear he/she is studying.
Next week we will celebrate the 100th Day of School and the following week, Valentines Day. Your child is welcome to bring in Valentines for each student in the class. Here is a list of names:
Edgar, Danny, Ava, Mia, Elliot, Wyatt, Sammi, Lily M, Charlotte, Lily A., Justice, Zeb, Jayden, Asees
Have a great weekend!!