First we will practice our math facts. Click here to go to the Math Match game! Start with easy addition, as you answer questions correctly it will move you up to harder levels. Then practice your subtraction. Afterwards, you can play Math Shoot Out and practice your math and basketball at the same time! Start with addition and then practice your subtraction.
Did you know that April is national poetry month? There are many different kinds of poetry. One interesting thing about poetry is that most of it actually does NOT rhyme! Poetry paints a picture in your mind. This month you will be writing different types of poems each week and then publishing them to create your own poetry book. Week One: Acrostic Poems Week Two: Theme Poems
I Wish I had Duck Feet By Dr. Seuss
As many of you know, the first week of March is "Read Across America" week. We will be celebrating at Reedy Creek in many ways. We will have spirit week, you will be participating in the reading competition for prizes, we will have the spring book fair in the media center, and we will be completing some activities in the computer lab.
One of Dr. Seuss' famous books is called "I Wish I Had Duck Feet" which is about a boy who wants animal parts such as duck feet or rhino horns. You are going to be creating YOUR WILD SELF, creating an avatar that resembles you in real life, and then adding animal parts to it. The end result will look silly and definitely make you laugh! Here is one that Mrs. Rood made of Mrs. English!
First, you will create YOUR WILD SELF by clicking here. After you create YOUR WILD SELF you will be practicing your writing and typing! You will be writing three sentences about how you look and what you will do with your new animal parts. Think about the different ways to write that will make it interesting for the readers. Can you ask a question? Maybe you could tell them something really exciting! You will type your sentences on this template. We will save this to your H drive (lunch number). At the end you can print both your picture and your sentences to bring home and share with your family.
How To Build a Snowman
In writing, first grade has been working on creating informative texts such as "how-tos". The students are to think like an expert and write specific steps describing how to do something. In technology, students will be writing a "how-to" describing the steps of building a snowman. The lesson started with a quick sing along of "Do You Want To Build a Snowman?" We reviewed the important characteristics of a "how-to" and then students began recording the steps in the template below. For this assignment students had to learn how to create a text box in order to add words. When their graphic organizer is complete, students will build a snowman using the fun ABCya! activity, "Make a Snowman". Both the graphic organizer and their snowman creation will be printed and sent home.
Both words and pictures can teach us a lot! When we are reading it is important to look at the pictures AND read the words. As a class you will be viewing the pictures of a nonfiction book about Dragon Flies. What can you learn just from looking at the pictures? You will record your answers as a class. Now, if we read the words, what other information can you learn? You will add this information to the class chart! Now it is time to do this on your own! Review the nonfiction book about Cockroaches which can be found on the Smartboard at the front of the room and then record what you learned from the pictures and the words.
Click on the picture below to open your recording chart in PowerPoint
Greater Than Less Than and Equal You have been practicing using what you know about place value and creating proof drawings to help you decide whether one number is greater than, less than or equal to another number. Remember the symbol > means greater than, < means less than and = means equal. Click here to play a game and practice your understanding. You will need to choose whole numbers.