Riverton Entrance

Riverton Entrance

Sunday, December 2, 2018

December in First Grade!

It’s December in First Grade!


Important Dates

Wednesday Dec. 5th - Picture re-take day
December 14th- School Spirit Day! Wear red to support Riverton Raccoons!
December 14th Movie Night! Flyer will be sent home soon.
December 24th-Jan 1st- Holiday Break

Reading

First graders have just started our third reading unit called “Learning About the World”.  
This is our first nonfiction unit of the year. Students are learning how to study their books to learn new
information about a topic. Along with learning about new topics comes learning harder words.   
We are learning the following skills:
  • Crashing parts of words together to solve the whole word.
  • Doing a s-l-o-w check to make sure the word you read matches the letters of the word.
  • Don’t get stuck on a word! Back up and get a running start.
  • Re-read to remember all you learned in your book.

Writing

We are working hard in writing!
In our third writing unit, “Writing Non-Fiction Books”, we are starting to write “All About” books.  
Students are learning the following:  
  • Picking a topic and 5 important facts to teach about it.
  • Writing headings on each page.
  • Teaching with detailed pictures & labels.
We have a lot of work to do in this unit of writing! Please encourage your child by helping them think of a
list of things they know all about. (ie. dogs, barbies, the dentist, etc.)

Math

We have a bunch of mathematicians in our room. We are moving into the fourth unit in Everyday Math.  
Students are learning:
  • Measuring length, width, and height using different units (paper clips, cubes, pencils, etc).
  • Representing data in a bar graph.
  • Addition doubles (5+5, 3+3, 2+2, etc).
  • Addition to 10 (8+2, 1+9, 4+6 etc).
  • Addition with 3 numbers.
  • Finding 10 more and 10 less than any number.

Second Step .

Riverton School uses Second Step as our Social Emotional curriculum. In our third unit we are learning about
emotion management.

  • Identifying our own feelings.
  • Strong feelings.
  • Calming down anger.
  • Self-talk for calming down.
  • Managing worry.

Science

Students have just been introduced to the 5 senses- hearing, sight, smell, touch and taste. In our new science
unit, “Waves: Light and Sound”, students will be developing their science skills through
  • Inquiry
  • Prediction
  • Observation
  • Exploration
  • Discussion
  • Recording
Thank you for your support!

The First Grade Team

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

100th Day of School!

Students had a race to see which team could count 100 Goldfish the fastest! They tried out different strategies like counting by 1s, making groups of 10, and making two equal groups of 50.

Friday, January 26, 2018

Starting the New Year in Room 103

First graders have been working hard and learning new things. 

We learned about apples. They come from trees. When it's fall and winter the apples fall off the trees. In fall it's cold. It's a cycle just like a butterfly or a frog.  


We learned about how to read nonfiction books. We read about birds, thunder, parks, and how people get places. 




We are noticing lots of things about snow and ice during our wiggle break and recess. 

We noticed ice can hurt you because it's very hard. We are being careful. 

The snow is so hard. The clouds and snow made everything quiet. We can slide faster on the ice. 

Be careful, don't run and jump because you will bump on a pointy part and get a cut. 

Tuesday, January 2, 2018

First Grade Hopes and Dreams

Happy New Year! In Room 103, we set some goals for the rest of our school year together. Take a look at our hopes and dreams.

My First Grade Hope and Dream is...

to learn to measure


  to learn harder words


 to count to 200


 reading harder books


 learn to draw a frog


write harder words 


 how to read books


 count to 100


 count to 1000

 reading harder books


learning how to count to 1000

We put our hopes and dreams on kites because we want to learn it in the future. 

We will reach our hopes and dreams by learning!

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Learning From 2nd Grade!

Our class went to visit the second graders today and learned all about non-fiction text features and topics they are learning about. We have been learning about what non-fiction is and how to tell if a book is non-fiction.




Friday, October 20, 2017

What's New in First Grade? 

Here are some Room 103 students working on our first GRAPPLE problem in math. In a grapple, you work hard on a challenge with no help from teachers. It's a long problem that takes a lot of perseverance. 

Our grapple was: can you find all the ways to make 10? 

Look at these grapple faces! What do you notice?







Here are Michael and Alyssa reading a book properly. They are reading to their partner. 





Here are Paciencia and Percy reading the message properly so they can learn new words. 



Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Here are some first graders in Room 103 sharing their reading and writing at Open House! 

It was great to see many family members and friends come to visit.  Students did a terrific job explaining how first grade works. 





Thinnakon and Elijah were playing nicely and cooperatively during a math game.