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November 22, 2011

Our Word Wall...so far!

For anyone who is interested, here is a link to a copy of our Word Wall. It can be used for practise at home or your child may wish to refer to it when writing. Children are encouraged to use these 'personal word walls' at their desks during writing activities.

This Week's Chant - Who Sees the Wind?

We began learning our new chant today. It is a poem titled Who Sees the Wind? and it's a perfect fit for our visualization unit. Children are working on using the words they read to help them create mental images in their minds (we also call it 'making movies in our heads'). Visualization helps us to deepen our experience of stories by imagining what the characters and setting are like. Here is a copy of the new chant that will be coming home in the Chant Book this Friday. (Ask your child to show you the actions we created for the poem)

November 16, 2011

Chant Book

I hope everyone is able to find time each week to review the Chant Book. We try to add a new chant at least once every two weeks. Here is a list of (and links to) all the chants we have added thus far.

Rainbow Hair
Halloween Sounds

Goodbye Poem



Welcome to our little first grade corner on the web! Blogging is all new to me and I am looking forward to this adventure. My intention is to use this blog as a link between your home and our classroom. I will post pictures of activities and projects that we are working on. My hope is that this blog will allow us to celebrate the many accomplishments of our first graders together. I will also post the weekly word wall words and tips to help you support your child's learning at home. Please note that I will never post any photos of children in our room without your permission.

As I mentioned, this is a all new to me so I appreciate your feedback and suggestions as we go along. Let the blogging adventure begin!