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First grade at the International School at Mesa del Sol

First grade at the International School at Mesa del Sol

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  • 1. Our  latest  ac6vi6es….   We  worked  on  our   por,olios  picking  our   best  work  and   reflec6ng  about  it!   Self  portraits  came   out  amazing!  
  • 2. A  por&olio  tells  one  person’s  story….  ...this  is  why  they  are  important  and  this  is  what  keeps  them  current….  
  • 3. Making  a  line  plot….  ..working  on    a  tally  chart  about   number  of  siblings….   …..students   learned  how  to   show    results  of   a  survey  using  a   line  plot.  
  • 4. Playing  “ Two-­‐fisted   penny  addi6on”….   Children  recorded   complements  of  numbers  from  5  to  9  as  a  means  of  developing  readiness  for    addi6on   and  subtrac6on  facts,  and  understanding  the  commuta6ve  property   of  addi6on.  
  • 5. Reading  “ TIME  for  kids”  ….  This  division  magazine  of  TIME  is   specially  published  for  children   It  contains  some  and  wriPen  by  young  reporters.     na6onal  news,  a   “cartoon  of  the   week”  and  a   variety  of  ar6cles   concerning   popular  culture.  
  • 6. “Exploring  dot   pa9erns  on   dominoes”  Students  played  “domino  top-­‐it”.    They  took  turns  finding  the  total  number  of  dots  and  deciding  who  the  winner  was.  
  • 7. Children  learned  how  to  es6mate  sums   using  dominoes.   On  their  journals   they  used   diagrams:  parts   and  total,  to  find   the  total  number   of  dots  on   dominoes.  
  • 8. Units  self-­‐assessment…   Students  reflected  upon  their  unit  work  and  how  they  can  improve  it.   Self-­‐assessment  encourages  them   to  think  about  their  learning  and  design  strategies  to  reach  our  goals.  
  • 9. “Two-­‐fisted  penny  addi6on”  Children  recorded  complements  of   numbers  from  5  to  9…  
  • 10. Exploring  personal  “foot”  and  standard  foot.    Children  compared  their  personal  foot  length  measuring  different  things  in  our  classroom.   Developing  their  measuring  skills…  
  • 11. Measuring  with  a  measuring  tape…  Students  measured  around  and  across   things…   They  talked  about   the  advantages  and   disadvantages  of   measuring  tapes   compared  to  rulers,   yard  s6cks,  and   meter  s6cks.  
  • 12. Building  structures   with  base  10   blocks…  Exploring  shapes  on  the  Geoboard..  
  • 13. We  began  our  3rd  unit  of  inquiry:  How  do  we  express  ourselves.  Our  central  idea  is  :  People  explain  belief  systems  through  stories.    We  began  learning  about  fables  and  read:  The  crow  and  the  pitcher.   If  you  have  any  ideas   for  our  unit,  would   like  to  par6cipate  in  a   storytelling  session  or   specific  workshop,   please  let  me  know!