• May 14, 2018

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    Here's what we are learning in Room 11:

    In Writing: We are beginning our next unit of writing: Realistic Fiction. In this unit, students will be creating a pretend character and giving that character adventures in multiple stories. Students will create a "boxed set" of their series. Ask your student who their pretend character is and what kind of adventures they might have for them! We will be focusing on the structure…

    • 14 May 2018
  • March 22, 2018

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    Here's what we've been learning in Room 11:

    Writing: We have been busy studying opinion writing. Specifically, we are writing reviews of our favorite things such as restaurants, games, toys, and vacation spots. We are learning the structure of an opinion piece including a catchy introduction, stating the opinion, lots of reasons to support the opinion, and a conclusion. Students are really having fun learning…

    • 23 Mar 2018
  • February 6, 2018

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    Here's what we've been learning in Room 11:

    In Math: We have been gaining experience measuring items in the classroom with centimeter cubes and centimeter rulers. We are practicing comparing the lengths of different items and solving compare with difference unknown problems. Students use standard units to answer questions such as, "How much longer is the pencil than the marker?" We are also practicing our math…

    • 7 Feb 2018
  • January 17, 2018

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    Here's what we've been learning in Room 11:

    Reading: We are continuing our study on nonfiction text and text features. We are learning how to slow down and study the pages for a deeper understanding of a text. We are learning about text features such as a table of contents, index, glossary, and diagrams.

    Writing: We are still writing our Informational Unit, writing All About Texts. This week we are focusing on…

    • 17 Jan 2018
  • November 22, 2017

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    Here's what we've been learning in Room 11:

    In Reading: We have been focusing on the comprehension strategies of Visualization and Making Connections. Strong readers visualize to help them understand and enjoy the text they are reading. Visualizing means making mental images while reading. A reader might imagine the smells, sights, tastes and emotions.

    We have also been learning how strong readers make connections…

    • 22 Nov 2017
  • October 6, 2017

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    Here's what we've been learning this week:

    Reading: This week we worked on rotating efficiently through our reading centers. We focused on the expectations of each center and how to complete the activities of word work, writing, reading response, and listening to reading thoughtfully. We are also working on developing good reading habits. This week we will begin our guided reading groups where I will meet with…

    • 8 Oct 2017
  • September 20, 2017

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    Here's what we've been learning in Room 11:

    Reading: These past two weeks we have been focused on establishing classroom routines and building our reading stamina. We are learning the expectations during Read-to-Self and have increased our stamina to 17 minutes, as a class. We are also learning how to choose "just right" books. I am currently testing each student to identify their instructional reading level, so…

    • 20 Sep 2017
  • Welcome to First Grade!

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    Welcome First Graders! I have been busy getting our classroom ready, and it's looking great! I can't wait to meet you and get started on a fun year of learning!

    • 1 Sep 2017