- See more at: http://blogtimenow.com/blogging/automatically-redirect-blogger-blog-another-blog-website/#sthash.HbYc8pM4.dpuf Ms. Coleman's First Grade: Happy Earth Day!

April 22, 2013

Happy Earth Day!

Happy Earth Day! While every day should be earth day, we took some extra time today to think about ways that we can take care of our amazing planet. We read the book Earth Friends at Play: Reduce Reuse Recycle.

There were lots of interesting facts and we learned some new vocabulary {natural resources, reduce, reuse, recycle, pollution, chemicals}. It was neat to see that some playground equipment can be made from recycled plastic water  and milk containers. We also explored some features of non-fiction texts: table of contents, photographs, glossary and index. Using our own ideas and those from the book, we worked on Earth Day flip books. They went home with my afternoon group today and my morning friends will finish them up tomorrow and bring them home to share.

New weekly words were also introduced today. My first graders will be working on the er, ir, ur sounds and will meet the 'Bossy r triplets'. My Grade 2 friends are working on prefixes with a focus on dis, pre, re, and un. Keep an eye out for them in your daily reading. You'll be surprised how often they pop up! Here is a copy of the reference chart we are using. 

My homeroom group also had a visit from Ms Greene today to prepare for baby Kohen's visit on Wednesday. She has asked our friends to brush up on their nursery rhymes so they can sing them to Kohen. He's really grown and changed over the past few months. We can't wait to see him again!