Tuesday, November 22, 2011
Simply click on the yellow clock or look at this blog's sidebar under the heading CALLING ALL FIRST GRADERS. Below those words you will need to click on Time for Time. Once there, please follow these instructions:
1. You might want to ignore the "show digital" option for now.
2. Use either the + 1 minute or the - 1 minute button to line up a time to the hour such as 5:00.
3. Advance the time by clicking on the + 1 button until the time moves forward by 30 minutes.
4. Help your child to read the time (and note the position of the clock hands) using the
following terms: 5 o'clock, half-past 5 o'clock, 6 o'clock, half-past 6 o'clock, and so on.
5. I love the visual because it allows children to watch time move 1 minute at a time until it is half way around the clock.
Sunday, November 20, 2011
Please look for a packet of five kernels of popcorn, as well as, excerpts of the book to come home in your child's blue folder on Tuesday. We hope you enjoy them.
Saturday, November 19, 2011
Please watch our latest musical slideshow! You'll see pictures of the fun we've had working in the first strand of our Balance and Motion Science unit.
Saturday, November 5, 2011
I hope you enjoy their responses. (You can speed up the slideshow by clicking on the right arrow below the VoiceThread screen.)
We used a FlipCam to video their responses to the same question in October. For some crazy reason, I am unable to upload the tiny movie to my website. As soon as I figure out a place to store the film, I will link it to this blog.
Wednesday, November 2, 2011
Your first grader may be interested in trying some things at home. You might want to tie a string between two chairs and see how many paper cups, craft sticks, and other objects you can balance (use clothespins for counterweights). You could make a big mobile by suspending a broomstick and hanging things from it, or make spinning tops out of Tinkertoys or other shafts and hubs. Check your local toy store for tops and other spinners. The possibilities are endless, and your child can be your guide.
We're looking forward to our new unit on balance and motion to provide lots of learning and lots of fun!