1R mathematicians investigated the question: If you connect any three dots, will you always make a triangle? Students drew triangles of every size in their math notebooks as they worked through this challenge.
We compared figures, noting both similarities and differences. Examining these attributes, helps us develop our geometric understandings.
We read the classic book, The Little Engine That Could, as the culminating story in our Growth Mindset curriculum. The little engine never gave up…he showed what we call grit. Grit means being brave enough to keep trying, even when things are hard. We will try to show grit every day in first grade!
We learned how important it is to make mistakes to grow our brains as part of our Growth Mindset curriculum. We read the book, The Girl Who Never Made Mistakes, and wrote about a time we made a mistake.
We broke into three teams to do some offline programming. Students wrote programs to help a student move from the starting spot to a secret smile hidden below one of the rectangles on the grid. We tried to direct our classmate using the fewest possible steps!
We were so excited to meet Patsy the Programming Pig! Patsy loves learning important coding concepts with us. This past week, she helped us understand what an algorithm is.
1R mathematicians used square tiles to build rectangles in math. Some students even created rectangular prisms!
We modeled what happens in our brains when we practice skills. Students rolled yarn across the rug to represent each time a skill is done. With each roll, we could see the connection in our brain growing stronger.
1R students used hand lenses to observe and record details of our mystery seeds in our science notebooks.
Fundations is an important daily routine in 1R. First graders review letters and sounds, build words, and learn spelling and grammar rules. The best part is that the games and routines in the program make learning fun!