(Image credit: Keith Haring 1990 “Best Buddies” art.com)
First grade artists have been learning about the works of Keith Haring. Ms. Danforth helped students explore Haring’s style and then use what they learned to create their own paintings. You may want to check out and then share this website with your child>
We are a community of learners in Room 123! Students began developing this sense when they drew pictures of themselves on the first day of first grade. Later, they shared what they wanted most to learn about in first grade.
Students also held several lively discussions about how we will need to act to achieve these goals. As they talked, students shared their schema for school. They also added lessons learned from the books we read together, including The Little Engine that Could, Lily’s Purple Plastic Purse, and Cleversticks.
From these discussions, we developed our Class Promise which we all signed. Look below to see our goals and plans to achieve them!
What on earth will first grade students use these dull, drab bags for?
Reader’s Workshop is an important part of learning in Room 123. During Workshop, students find comfortable spots in our classroom and read books they have chosen for themselves. They keep these books in their book bags. While students are reading, I meet with them in small guided reading groups or confer with students individually.
Over the next few weeks, first graders will be learning to choose books for themselves. To choose the best books, students will take their time and pick “good fit books.”
With their good-fit books, students are ready to enjoy reading during Reader’s Workshop. To celebrate this special time, students decorated their bags!