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Grace Lin Author Study

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Throughout our China unit, we have also been doing an author study on Chinese-American author Grace Lin! To wrap up our author study, students wrote letters to Grace Lin about their favorite book she’s written. We’re keeping our fingers crossed she writes back!

100 Day Stations

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Last week we had been preparing for 100th Day during Reading and Math stations! Students worked on writing 100 words, opinion writing choosing between 100 of two objects, as well as fun math stations adding up to 100!

Chinese Ribbon Dancing

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Last week first grade had a special guest come teach us all about Chinese Ribbon Dancing! After watching Chao Bin dance, the students got a chance to try it for themselves!

Doubles

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Fist graders all learning their doubles facts! They learned a fun game called "Doubles Aren’t Trouble" to practice their facts. We also learned a "Doubles Rap" – ask for your first grader to teach you at home!

Lunar New Year

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After learning all about the Lunar New Year, first graders worked hard to decorated the classroom to prepare for the celebration! The whole first grade at Baker celebrated with a Lunar New Year switch. Students went into different first grade classrooms to learn about different traditions and participate in fun crafts. They learned how to make origami, made rooster hats for Year of the Rooster...

Caldecott Celebration

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This week we got to celebrate this years Caldecott award winners. The students enjoyed listening to "They All Saw a Cat", "Du Is Tak?" and "Leave Me Alone!"

Lunar New Year

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We have been learning all about the Lunar New Year. We’ve discussed the history behind the Lunar New Year as well as traditions done to celebrate it! One tradition is to decorate in preparation for welcoming in the new year. We have been decorating our classroom with traditional symbols! 

Time to the Hour

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We have been working on reading time to the hour in math. Students have been practicing telling time with fun time games! We have worked on both digital and analog clocks.

Fundations

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This week in Fundations we learned the glued sounds -ink, -ank, -onk, and -unk. First graders learned that when we tap out these glued sounds, we use 3 fingers which represent 3 letters. These help us spell words like "honk", "pink", "bank", and "junk"!

The Giant Panda

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This week we learned about The Giant Panda, which is native to China! We had the opportunity to watch a live-cam of a panda at the San Diego Zoo eating bamboo, and then created our own pandas. If you’d like to watch the live-c at home, I’ve attached the link below!

Zoo.sandiegozoo.org/cams/Panda-cam

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