Reader’s Workshop: We Continue on this journey! .
All reading assessments have been completed and intentional instruction will begin Monday. The needs of the readers in our classroom vary. Reading needs will be specifically taught following a framework that allows readers to work with me, with peers, and independently. Students need instruction, time to practice, and process what they've seen in lessons. Depending on the needs of the readers students will be taught through individual conferences, small groups, and during large group lessons. Read to your child regularly and please help your first grader get the book and folder back in the bookbag for the next day. Did you know you can read books without words? Did you know you SHOULD always read the pictures and use the pictures to help you read? Your first grader does! Ask them WHY we read illustrations and HOW we do!
Writers have heroes and mentors. These mentors and heroes show us writing strategies, craft and structures for our writing. We are learning to read as writers, looking for ideas and support to grow as writers.
This week we continued our counting to 120 as well as learned a verbal path to help us write our numbers in the proper direction.
Is your first grader talking about COMPASSION? As we work to continue to treat each other kindly and support others as they take risks we are learning what it means to show and be compassionate.
During a closing meeting the kids shared that some students are not always as polite as they could be. While we are addressing this through learning about compassion, please speak with your child about what it means to be humble, respecting other students need to move in different directions or at a different pace.
Last week we made our classroom dream statements and thei week we will use these statements to develop our classroom promise. Below is a VoiceThread of our Dream Statemments. Check back for audio soon.
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