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Friday, April 12, 2013

Grade 1 Gazette


Reading

We've been busy this week talking about all of the things that great readers do when they make a mistake.  We know ALL readers make mistakes, it’s what we do about that mistake that matters.  Great readers listen and watch for their mistakes.  They check to make sure what they've read looks right, makes sense and sounds right.  If it doesn't  they go back and fix it.  As you listen to your child read compliment them when they go back and reread to fix a mistake.  This is called self-correcting. 

Math

This week we've been learning all about 3D shapes.  We've identified cylinders, spheres, pyramids, rectangular prisms and triangular prisms.  As mathematicans we talk about how many flat sides or faces the shapes have and how many corners or angles they have.  I've been so impressed with what a wonderful job students have done noticing what makes each of these shapes unique. 

Don’t Forget
There are many important dates to remember in the coming month.  Please see below!  Don’t forget to come to our brown bag lunch on Wednesday, we’ll be showing of our iMovies and the book we published (yes they’ve arrived!)  Also, please return the field trip permission slip if you haven’t already. 

Reminders
  • Brown Bag Lunch on Wednesday, April 17th at 11:45 am
  • Shakespeare’s Pizza Orders are due on Friday, April 19th
  • Field Trip to Walk About Acres is Tuesday, April 23rdfrom 10 am – 12 pm
  • Picnic on the Prairie is Sunday, May 5th from 2-4 pm