Mrs. Ginn's First Grade
Math-We have been working on domino games, different strategies for addition, comparing numbers, and more as we work through our Bridges Math Unit 2.
Language Arts-This week we worked on vowel o and we are all becoming more comfortable seeing ourselves as READERS!
Science-Weather. We watched the Mystery Science video about storms and then wrote in our journals finishing the sentence, "I have seen___________________" (filling in what kind of weather they have seen).
Garden-Last Friday cooking, students made pesto on a whole wheat flour tortilla with cherry tomatoes and sweet yellow peppers. This week in garden class on Wednesday, students acted out the Cherokee Legend "Grandmother Spider Steals the Sun". They wore masks and used corn husks, pumpkins, and more from the garden during their play.
Music- There was a visitor to music class Monday that brought a Theremin, an electrical musical instrument. Ask your child what it sounded like. Did they get to "play" it?
Toolbox-Ms. Rebecca comes in weekly to do the social emotional program "Toolbox". These past weeks she has been reading the "Spot" books and hopefully you have seen some different spot coloring pages coming home. The emotion spot books: https://www.dianealber.com/
ART-different mediums (oil pastels, water color) to explore fall scenes
Dates to Remember:
Halloween Parade-October 29th (for students only)
No School (In-Service)- November 1st
No School for Veteran’s Day November 11th
No School (In-Service Day) November 12th
Picture Day Friday November 19th!
First Grade Schedule:
8:15-8:30 - Drop off/ breakfast
8:30-10:00 - Circle/Phonics/ACT (Friday Music)
10:00-10:20 - snack and recess
10:20-11:05 M Music T-F Art
11:55 - 12:40 - lunch and recess
12:40-3:05pm Read Aloud, Science, Social Studies, P.E., STEAM, Free Choice, Toolbox
Garden- Wed and Fridays
Music-Mondays and Fridays
Big Buddies-every other Friday
Home Learning Resources:
Lexia is an online reading program used at school. Students can log on here: www.lexiacore5.com/
Username: lowercase first name
Password: lowercase first name
Students who have used Lexia before will be taken to the place where they were when last used. NEW students to Lexia at Harmony will be taken to a placement test to find the appropriate level for their learning. Parents, please let the students complete this assessment on their own. If they are placed too high in the program, it will not be a benefit to their learning.
Epic Books: Digital Reading Platform. Books at all reading levels.
1. Go to this link (above) and enter the class code: vkw2561
2. Select their name
3. Start Reading/Listening to books
I can also assign books individually to students as we move forward.
Return library book by Tuesdays
Return book bag by Fridays
Back to School Night Slideshow:
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Google Photos Shared Folder:
From Ms. Rebecca our School Counselor:
Working from home tips, mental health resources, and much more!