Best way to sum up the week is to join Doodle Bugs Teaching's Five for Friday Linky Party!! Here we go...
1. We opened our new unit, "Keep Trying" on Monday. To start off the unit, we came up with some things we could say to encourage ourselves or others to not give up and keep trying.
2. Forgot to take a picture of our Oratorical program to include here but Wednesday was our school oratorical event! All the grades took turns performing for the parents first thing in the morning. Then after school, we had our oratorical assembly and everyone got to watch each others' performances! Pretty much took up all of Wednesday (our minimum day) but it was good.
3. We are now reading anthology books! First graders are growing up! Woohoo! Our first reading was on "The Itsy Bitsy Spider". Did you know there were way more verses than the spider climbing the water spout? The kids didn't! We talked about cause and effect in the story/poem/song and charted it.
4. I really need to blog about my art mom and her incredible art lessons with the kids. She comes up with some great ideas and the kids just love them! This week's lesson wrapped up our focus on texture. We look at the artwork of Peter Clark, a contemporary collage artist. We also talked about how manipulating paper in different ways can created texture. Then we created our own collage dogs!
That's all for now folks! Report cards are due next Friday! Better get started! :)