Our	  latest	  ac6vi6es….	                                     We	  worked	  on	  our	                                    ...
A	  por&olio	  tells	  one	  person’s	  story….	  ...this	  is	  why	  they	  are	  important	  and	  this	  is	  what	  k...
Making	  a	  line	  plot….	  ..working	  on	  	  a	  tally	  chart	  about	       number	  of	  siblings….	               ...
Playing	  “ Two-­‐fisted	     penny	  addi6on”….	       Children	  recorded	        complements	  of	  numbers	  from	  5	 ...
Reading	  “ TIME	  for	  kids”	  ….	  This	  division	  magazine	  of	  TIME	  is	   specially	  published	  for	  childre...
“Exploring	  dot	           pa9erns	  on	            dominoes”	  Students	  played	  “domino	  top-­‐it”.	  	  They	  took...
Children	  learned	  how	  to	  es6mate	  sums	                 using	  dominoes.	                                       O...
Units	  self-­‐assessment…	   Students	  reflected	  upon	  their	  unit	  work	  and	  how	  they	  can	  improve	  it.	  ...
“Two-­‐fisted	  penny	  addi6on”	  Children	  recorded	  complements	  of	        numbers	  from	  5	  to	  9…	  
Exploring	  personal	  “foot”	  and	  standard	  foot.	  	  Children	  compared	  their	  personal	  foot	  length	  measu...
Measuring	  with	  a	  measuring	  tape…	  Students	  measured	  around	  and	  across	                  things…	         ...
Building	  structures	   with	  base	  10	   blocks…	  Exploring	  shapes	  on	  the	  Geoboard..	  
We	  began	  our	  3rd	  unit	  of	  inquiry:	  How	  do	  we	  express	  ourselves.	  Our	  central	  idea	  is	  :	  Peo...
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First grade at the International School at Mesa del Sol

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Weekly information nov. 14, 2011

  1. 1. Our  latest  ac6vi6es….   We  worked  on  our   por,olios  picking  our   best  work  and   reflec6ng  about  it!   Self  portraits  came   out  amazing!  
  2. 2. A  por&olio  tells  one  person’s  story….  ...this  is  why  they  are  important  and  this  is  what  keeps  them  current….  
  3. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 9. “Two-­‐fisted  penny  addi6on”  Children  recorded  complements  of   numbers  from  5  to  9…  
  10. 10. Exploring  personal  “foot”  and  standard  foot.    Children  compared  their  personal  foot  length  measuring  different  things  in  our  classroom.   Developing  their  measuring  skills…  
  11. 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. 12. Building  structures   with  base  10   blocks…  Exploring  shapes  on  the  Geoboard..  
  13. 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!  
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