The First Grade Herald
Make New Friends
In first grade, we start the year with our first mini-expedition: Make New Friends. For the first few weeks of school, we will be learning how to make new friends and keep our old ones.
In reading, we will we learning how to pick "Just Right" books. They should be hard enough that there are a few words on every page that we don't know and have to sound out, but not so hard that we can't get through them.
In Math, we are making our own number books and learning how to do the calendar. We are learning how to arrange information neatly on a graph and how to break things into categories by playing guess my rule.
Writing for the first few weeks will be largely a review of our handwriting to get us back up to speed making neat and clear letters and words. We will also become familiarized with our Important Word Books which will be a useful tool in later writing work.
Kelso the Frog (pictured below with Mr. Eli) will teach us several different solutions to dealing with social problems. And we will have a Friendship Day Celebration where we make Friendship Hats for each other and we all pitch in to make a big Friendship Fruit Salad!
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