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Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Mystery Reader

Kyle's mom was our Mystery Reader on Tuesday! We really enjoyed her visit! 

Friday, December 12, 2014

Mystery Reader

We enjoyed having Asha's dad come read to us today. We love love Fly Guy books! 



Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Writing about our 'collections'/ Mystery reader

Writer's Workshop- 
We have written with a storyteller voice and teaching voice and now a judging voice! 

We are starting unit 3 -
opinion writing/writing reviews. 
They really enjoyed picking out their favorite item from their collection and writing about their favorite one. They wrote that the object was the winner of the blue ribbon and stated reasons why it is the winner. 







Thank you to Cora's mom for being a Mystery Reader! We love Pete the Cat books!

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Book Fair Info

We will go to the book fair tomorrow to create a wish list.  We will go again on Thursday to purchase books. You may send money in an envelope with your child's name on it. It is helpful if you write down how much they can spend as well.  

Friday - donate a dollar for Adopt- a- Family and wear Wacky Hair! Please send in any items for Adopt -a -Family this week! Your donations a greatly appreciated!!

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Writing Celebration

They are so proud of their 
Informational Chapter Books!!


For our Writers' Celebration they shared their book with another first grader. The students enjoyed reading to a buddy and giving each other compliments. They all worked so hard and will be very excited to bring it home (next week). 

Below is the rubric for Informational Chapter Books. Please note that I look for evidence of the items from the rubric. I do not expect their work to be perfect. The book was a working progress. They chose one of their books to "Fancy Up" and try to add elements taught during the mini lessons (rubric). Hopefully you will enjoy the process of their book as much as I do (the different pen color shows them adding more details, scratching out to make it better, and the constant revising, making pictures teaching pictures, trying to have an introduction, trying to create an ending, trying to spell words correctly)
Enjoy!

Have a great Holiday!

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Hat day/ adding photos to our teaching books

The students added photos to their informational chapter books today! Yes- I did say chapter books!! They are working so hard on these teaching books! I am so proud of them!






They all look so cute with their hats on!
Wear blue tomorrow!