It's amazing how much learning has already taken place in 1st grade...and it's only the fourth day of school! The focus of last week was easing back into the routine of school and learning the basics of our classroom. Getting to know each other and our community will be a theme and focus of the first six weeks of school.
Although we are not into the full academic routine quite yet, we have certainly started delving into the curriculum. I find that it is sometimes best to summarize the learning that takes place through photos, videos, etc. What I post on the blog is certainly not everything we do during our days at school, but it should give you a snapshot of what is happening in Room 6! I hope that you enjoy this blog and that you will stop by and visit often.
|Last week everyone made a "puzzle person" to hang on one of our classroom walls. These people were colored to look like ourselves. We discussed our similarities and differences, which is part of one of our science/social studies topics--All About Me.|
|Free Choice Time also allows children to express their creativity and improve their skills in many areas, such as visual/spatial planning, fine motor skills, and even the basics of physics (check out that balanced tower above!). :-)|
|Did I mention, Free Choice Time is also just plain fun?! :-)|
Pattern blocks, pattern block templates, and click cubes are the math tools that were introduced last week. Children had a chance to explore and play with these tools for fun before we use them as math tools for more focused and specific purposes.