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Book Reviews

Kate Mahony 0 Comment(s) Writing

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To wrap up our Opinion unit in Writing Workshop, we learned the craft of writing book reviews. Students chose their favorite book in the classroom and wrote very persuasive reviews to convince their readers to read the book.

Light and Shadows

Kate Mahony 0 Comment(s) Science

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We just began a new Science Unit about Light and Shadows. Students began by activating their background knowledge and recording everything they already know about light and shadows. This unit will lead us through learning about light, and then we will move on to learn about both indoor and outdoor shadows!

Compliment Posters

Kate Mahony 0 Comment(s) Other

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For Valentine’s Day week, we made compliment posters for every kid in our class. Students thought of a compliment to put on each kids poster. We are a class full of bucket fillers and really enjoyed spreading love to one another!

Happy 100th Day!

Kate Mahony 0 Comment(s) Other

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We celebrated 100 Day in first grade by doing a switch with all the other first grade classrooms. Students made 100 Day hats, built structures with 100 cups, and made gumbball machines with 100 gumbballs!

Grace Lin Author Study

Kate Mahony 0 Comment(s) Reading

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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

Kate Mahony 0 Comment(s) Social Studies

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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

Kate Mahony 0 Comment(s) Math

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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

Kate Mahony 0 Comment(s) Social Studies

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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!"

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