We participated in a Thanksgiving Wiki set up by a 3rd grade teacher in Nebraska. She invited a 1st, 2nd, and 4th grade class from around the United States to share their Thanksgiving ideas.
Open this link by clicking on the turkey, then look on the left for our first grade class page. Enjoy the other class pages and see what Thanksgiving traditions take place in other states.
We had some students write and illustrate stories about what they will do on Thanksgiving. Others wrote sequenced stories about how to get ready for Thanksgiving. One group wrote comic strips, recorded their narration, and made a videos.
We also posted our writing on our own wikipages. Check it out!
Our latest QR Code project involved some poetry activities. Reading a spring poem, listening to a spring song, then arranging poetry magnets to make our own poems.
We tried to take screen shots of our poems – this is hard! Our spring poems are on our wiki portfolio page, but a few are on display here.
We have been reading and studying about animals, their life needs, and physical characteristics. Each Wonderful One chose a book about an animal and used it to fill in an outline about the animal, then illustrated it. Over the next few days, I will include several of the students’ reports and illustrations as blog posts.
Each student’s illustration and report will be on their wiki page. Just click on the wikispace link on the blog, then on to student pages to find everyone’s stories.
We have learned so much about diversity throughout the past two weeks! We talked about what makes us diverse and unique, what diverse culture’s contribute to their communities, and the American values that unite diverse communities.
If you would like to continue learning about diversity you can play Diversity Jeopardy or visit the Diversity WikiSpace. Thank you all for being respectful of our differences and being so excited to learn more about diversity!
Part of celebrating cultural diversity is learning about different kinds of celebrations around the world, around Virginia, around our school, and at our own homes.
Ms. Berfield had the students write about the diverse celebrations that they experience at home. Their work can be found on the Diversity Wiki, along with the stories that our pen pals from Spotsylvania have added to our wiki.
Even our Physical Education class is celebrating! Watch our newest youtube and check out the Twelve Days of Gym Class!
Our student teacher, Ms. Berfield has been teaching about the Diversity of Virginians.
She taught us that communities in Virginia include people of many ethnic origins who come from different places around the world.
We played games to work together, read books that taught us lessons about respecting diversity, and made many projects that can be seen on our new wikispace. Click here to see the Diversity in Virginia wiki!
This is our special chair. We will sit in it to read our stories that we write. You are invited to come and read to us and then you will get to use the reading chair!
Notice our wiki badge on the right. It now has our weekly word wall list. Please open and print to study your word wall words. It has the February menu (which is not being sent out on paper unless requested), and our January and February Curriculum Calendar. I would love for you to see the Curriculum Calendar. It is an overall view of what we are working on during the month, referenced with SOLs. I hope it is easy for you to use. If you encounter any problems accessing these forms, feel free to e-mail, leave a comment, or call me at school.