Sunday, October 26, 2014

Week in Review

Another exciting and busy week in Room 222. I can't believe it is the end of October. Where has all of our time gone?!?

One of the biggest highlights of our week was getting to write our 1st post on our KidBlog pages. We will share with you when they are ready for the world. 

In the meantime, we would love to share some other happenings from this week.

One highlight from this week was a math game that challenged us to learn the words "greater than and less than". Instructions for this game will be coming home soon.

We celebrated Kaneland Unity Day by wearing green. We also had a lot of fun with paper airplanes. Watch the blog on Monday for more information on that. 

This weeks Global Read Aloud book is Ish by Peter Reynolds. The book inspired us to make our own "ish" drawings. 

Lastly, we began introducing a new kind of technology into our reading groups this week. This group is working on synthesizing our information. They read 2 different online articles on spiders and took notes while reading. They were specifically looking for powerful words and interesting facts. 

They they worked on putting their new information together into a small presentations. Here is an example of one student's learning from this group. 

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  1. I love the reading articles on the computers and writing down powerful words! I do this in math with my high school students! I will share with them that you in 1st grade are doing it also! Love all the learning! First graders is the a global read aloud every week? If so could you make a list of the global read alouds you have done?

    1. Global Read Aloud book so far:
      The North Star
      I'm Here

  2. Great work kids! Synthesizing and using technology is crucial for success in school, but particularly in the big house: high school! Mrs. Bright has you on the right path! Keep it up!

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