Hi everyone, it's Becky! I'm linking up with Doodle Bugs Teaching for my first Five for Friday!
We read a story called Curious George At School in our Journeys book, and that leads us to reading many Curious George books. We then wrote a story about Curious George visiting our school! We did our first transfer of our rough draft to a final draft this week! Before we started, I modeled how to write a word on the final draft, and then highlight it (with just 1 line through it, not 10!) so we know we already wrote it. I also modeled how to remember 3 or 4 letters in a word at a time. I always find it funny that things we take for granted like that are things first graders have not yet learned! I also model a think aloud for how I say the letters in my head, and then I write the letters. This really helps them become much more efficient from the sssslllloooowwww letter by letter writing they have been doing! I also have a few kiddos who struggle with hand writing, so I rewrote their rough draft so they could read it and see properly formed letters. Their final drafts looked much better!
After the kiddos worked hard and finished their final draft, it was time for a little craftivity! So this is our finished product!
We had some great emergency workers come to our school this week and talk to us about fire safety, their vehicles, and their jobs. The kids loved it! We are very lucky to have such generous firefighters and emergency workers who donate their time to educate our kids!
We began learning about fact families this week! I love Whole Brain Teaching, and love how easily it is to use when teaching math! It really helps my kiddos remember the math concepts. I love seeing them go through the motions on their own when solving problems!
We also made ourselves fact family number sentences, complete with strangers!
I love ending the week on a dress down day, and it is even better because I am wearing this today! Thanks GoNoodle, my kids LOVED it! They thought I was the coolest!
That's all for now! I hope everyone has a great weekend! Be sure to check out all the fun everyone else had this week on the Five for Friday linky!
Mr. & Mrs.
We are Becky and Greg from York, PA. Becky just started her 11th year of teaching first grade. Greg has begun his 13th year as a high school social studies teacher. We love teaching and this blog is a peek into our world.
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