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The kindergarten all-star class got their first introduction to leveled readers using the Reading A-Z’s projectable books.  We read the story The Classroom and learn the sight word ‘the’.  Students learned how to use a picture to figure out unknown words.  We used the smart board and read the book on the projectable version.  We made a web thinking map outlining the main idea and details of the story.  Students then sorted pictures of different items into three groups; school items, transportation, and clothes.

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We read the story called A Book of Hugs and labeled the main idea and details of the story.  For writing we wrote in our journals about what kind of hug do we think is the best.  We also made flip books about things that we love.  Finally, in preparation for our Valentines Day party, we decorated our Valentines envelopes.

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Last week had our unit on cold weather animals or winter animals.  We read an interactive story called “Penguin, Penguin” and labeled main ideas and details on a thinking map.  Finally students made penguin glyphs based on their preferences about winter.

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We also read nonfiction books about winter animals and got into partner groups and practiced reading easy reader books about winter animals.  Finally we practiced following directions and made TLC art walrus.

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This week we started fire safety week and we talked about how firefighters help keep us safe in case of a fire.  We read the book “Firefighters A-Z” and watched fire at Hooper’s store video from Sesame Street.  Afterwards we made a list of things that firefighters need to help keep us safe.  Then we wrote about one of the items.

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q6Z6njK-LGs]

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This last week we moved on in our fall unit, and started our mini unit on pumpkins.  We started out reading nonfiction books about pumpkins, then we filled out a web thinking map about things we can do with pumpkins.

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Then we read “The Biggest Pumpkin of All” and I brought in a pumpkin so that students could investigate the pumpkin.  They measured the pumpkin using connecting cubes, tested to see if the pumpkin floats, and explored the inside and outside of the pumpkin.

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This past week we started our new unit about the sky and the difference between daytime and nigh time.  To begin our new unit we started learning about the sun and the importance the sun plays on our planet.  We read a nonfiction book called “The Sun: Our Nearest Star” and watched a presentation on BrainPop.   We also created a circle map, made our own illustrations, and wrote sentences.  1st grade worked on their own paper with a topic sentence and two details.

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The next day we created our own class sun dial by putting a tall stick in the snow and marking where the shadow of the stick ends at various times throughout the day.

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As we contiue with our community unit; this week we started our sub-theme about transportation.  We listened to the song / story called “We All Go Traveling By“.  The book is turned into the song on youtube here.  We used a story map to illustrate the main idea and details of the story.

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At the end of the story the people in the modes of transportation were all heading to school.  So we made a connection to the story and talked about how we got to school.  We made a graph displaying how each member of our class got to school.  The choices were getting to school by walking, truck, four-wheeler, or snowmachine (snowmobile for those of you living in the lower 48).

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For writing we wrote about how we get to school each day and used clipart to illustrate our mode of transportation.

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