We have spent the last two days working hard in first grade finishing up our last few color days. Thursday was a day full of opposites. We read several books about opposites and brainstormed a list of all the pairs of opposites we could think of. Then we made a book of our own about opposites and illustrated it. We also read Harry The Dirty Dog by Gene Zion and Margaret Bloy Graham and made a dirty dog art project. Maddox brought us Oreo’s for a snack.
Friday was brown day and we read Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? by Bill Martin. This story reviews all of the color words so it was a great way to wrap up our color days. We worked hard on a brown bear art project that we hung in the hallway and we made a brown bear book of our own to bring home and share with our family. Wren brought us brownies for a snack.
We also spent Friday afternoon doing centers for the first time. Everyone did a great job working with their partner and rotating around the room to try all of the activities. Beginning on Monday we will do centers Monday-Thursday of each week. Each day the we will have 4 different center rotations which last around 20 minutes each. One of those centers will always be doing guided reading with the teacher. Look for a red or blue folder to come home each night with sight words to review and a book to read. It is very important that you return the books each day with your child so they can be used by other children.