Saturday, September 24, 2016

We got our Yoga on this week with help from Ms. Moe!  She taught us to do deep breathing, and then we practiced Cat/Cow poses.  Deep breathing and Cat/Cow helps prepare our brains and bodies for learning.  We noticed how good we felt afterward, too!
Ask your resident first grader to show you how it's done!

One of our first math goals is learning the sums of 10 so well that we know them in a 'snap'!  To practice we played a game called "Bunny Hop".  Our hungry bunny needs to hop on a number line from it's rabbit hole on the number 0, to get to the carrot waiting on number 10, and then back again to it's rabbit hole.  The children rolled a six sided die to get the counting going, thinking "I landed on 4, what do I need to roll to get to 10", and so on.  Learning sums of 10 is such fun!

Book bags came home this weekend!  Our little readers chose a few books that they'd been practicing this week to take home to read over the weekend.  (Note the fancy name cards on your child's book bag!  Who doesn't love a little glitter?!)  The children have been working on developing the following reading habits:  sneak peaks (or previews), which helps with making meaning once the work of word reading is underway, checking our sneak peaks (were our predictions right?), rereading to make our voices sound smooth, like talking.  First graders are also working on developing the skill of remembering to pack their book bags to return them to school on Monday!

We are looking forward to the First Grade Open House this coming Wednesday, September 28th from 6:30 to 7:00 p.m.!  Your first grader will be your tour guide, showing you around our classroom and around the school.

Have a wonderful first weekend of Fall!  

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