We traveled all around first grade today and learned about Thanksgiving traditions, legends, and history! Check out all out learning by clicking this Padlet link: http://padlet.com/kaitlin_doherty/c8ks2fitjdz8
How To Make a Snowman
1-D has been learning how to teach others with words by writing How-Tos. Today, we watched a YouTube video called Snowman Building 101 in honor of our first cold day! Then, students wrote the steps someone should follow to build a snowman.
We used rulers and speakers with rice to show how we can SEE vibrations. We noticed the differences with our rice when the music was off, quiet, and LOUD. We compared our ruler when it was still to when we tapped it on our desks.
Daily 5 Experts!
We are independent with all five our Daily Five stations: work on writing, read to self, read to someone, listen to books, and word work.
1-D's Turkey Farm
We have been practicing combinations through 10. We made turkeys with different feather combinations and then wrote number sentences to match. We hope you like our turkey farms!
1-D had fun creating our own kazoos in science today. We noticed how our sounds changed when we put our fingers over the hole and then took our finger off! We practiced making loud and soft vibrations.
Left and Right
First graders learned that you have to know your left and right to read maps! To practice differentiating between left and right, Ms. Williamson led us in a round of Hokey-Pokey. Put your right foot in, put your right foot out....
In Science today, we used a piece of wax paper to feel the vibrations we make when we make sounds! We made low sounds, high sounds, and then turned our sounds off and noticed the way the paper felt on our mouth. This got us thinking and talking about all the ways WE can make sounds with our bodies!