first graders have worked really hard to make good choices as a whole
class. Last week, after we earned our
100th sticker for our great behavior, we voted on how we should
celebrate. The idea that won our vote
was having a “black-out party.” The children brought in small flashlights, glow sticks, and some students even wore glow in the dark clothing. The children had a fantastic time shining their flashlights on my book, When Charlie McButton Lost Power. They also had fun dancing to several Go Noodle songs while shining their flashlights on the ceiling and received a glow stick necklace from me to help celebrate our great choices. Mrs. Starr even came in and joined in our fun!
We had such a fun-filled week celebrating Dr. Seuss and his wonderful writing. We had a dress-up theme to match one of his books each day. We were also lucky to have a guest reader visit our room each day to read a Dr. Seuss book to us. On Friday, the 1st graders met with their 4th grade buddies to read a Dr. Seuss poem, talk about rhyming words and search for them/highlight them within the poem. It's fun to study authors and their writing craft! The students are currently learning about opinions and persuading a reader by writing a letter sharing their opinion about one of Dr. Seuss' books and their reasons for why you should read it. The 1st graders are really working hard!