Welcome to first grade! My work in first grade is much different than the other grades. There is a teaching focus every eight weeks - I teach in each of the first grade classrooms once a week for four weeks and then (based on observation/work), I pull a small group consisting of kiddos from all three rooms into my GT classroom once a week for four weeks. The pull out is an extension of the work I do with the whole class.
1st - Hays
2nd - Laurent
3rd - Moss
I start in classrooms on Friday, September 22nd! Please visit this page for updates over the course of the school year.
September 22 - My first rotation began in first grade today....we started with LOGIC! Students used their "detective" skills to figure out a logic puzzle based on clues given about the objects in the puzzle. Next week, students will try a logic puzzle on their own!
September 29 - First graders continued with logic puzzles in partners today. What fun!
October 6 - First graders used logic in sequencing pictures and events. We talked about how logic plays a part in when (as well as how) we choose to do things - brushing teeth in morning AFTER breakfast, getting our shoes on BEFORE leaving the house. etc.
October 13 - Our whole class logic groups wrapped up today with RIDDLES. Students used the clues from each riddle to solve the puzzle....the hardest of the day was....
I'll keep your hair dry.
Bring me just in case.
I'm long and light to carry.
Don't open me in the house.
I hope you don't need me today.
What am I?
The first pull out small group will start next Friday. We will be working on challenge based logic puzzles and problems once a week for the next four weeks.
October 20 - We had our first small group pull out today on logic. We used our detective skills to craft What Am I? riddles - so much fun! We focused on details - how they build, need to be specific and paint a picture in our minds. The best What Am I? riddles only have one possible answer - now, that's logical! :)
No group October 27th/November 3rd due to no school. Our pull out group will resume on Friday, November 10th!
November 10 - Our small group continued this week with a fun logic-based game online called "Tiny King"...students worked together using logical reasoning in order to solve problems. It was so much fun!