This week the children did an excellent job practicing our first Daily 5 Literacy station, Read to Self.  On Friday we read for a total of 9 minutes! WOW! Great job first graders! The children learned how to pick a good fit book for them.  We even learned a song to help us called the IPick Rap.  I hope to post a video on our website soon.
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Allie is reading under the easel during Read to Self.  She is reading so quietly.


We learned a new Daily 5 Literacy station called Read to Someone.  This week I picked their partners for them.  They learned two ways to read to someone: check for understanding and I read you read. 
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Paul and Andrew sitting EEKK during Read to Someone. EEKK is elbow, elbow, knee, knee.


This week we took a spelling test on short e words. We have 10 Super Spellers this week and a ton of children who got all 5 challenge words correct, way to go!!! Throughout the week we engaged in various activities to practice breaking apart and blending together short e words.

Tuesday was a very busy day for us.  We had our Boosterthon Pep Rally and we practiced our severe weather drill.  The children are really enjoying the Boosterthon.  They look forward to seeing the Booster team member that visits our classroom everyday. Right now as a class we have earned $14 per lap.  Way to go Donohue Dashers!!!!
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In math the children have been busy breaking apart numbers to find their partners. On Friday we learned about switch partners.  4+3 is the same thing as 3+4 it doesn't matter which number comes first or last. 

This was our first week switching for science and social studies.  In social studies the children learned that all families are different.  Each person in a family has a role.  (*First Graders: Who can tell me another word for role? Post your answer as a comment on this blog! You can also share a role you have in your family.*)  We also learned that you can belong to many groups such as family, Mills Park, soccer team, art club, etc.

Thank you for another amazing week first graders!!!
Mrs. Donohue
Paul
9/11/2011

another word for role is a job.

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Maya
9/12/2011

I help my mom clean the kitchen.

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Another word could be "part"
9/12/2011

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Daneen
9/12/2011

I help my mom sort the laundry and play with my baby sister.

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Ben
9/12/2011

Another word for role is job.

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Sadia
9/12/2011

gave the word "part" ...forgot to write my name.

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Felicia
9/14/2011

I am the youngest sister in my family.

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