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Richards students enjoyed a performance by the Milwaukee Ballet’s school touring company this week, and some students even joined in the finale! The theme of dance reminded the audience that “arts are a powerful and positive force.” Special thanks to the PTO for sponsoring this event!
At the start of the school year, students in Room 123 read The Dot and considered how they could best make their mark in first grade.
This week, we returned to this text. This time, students thought about how they want to make their mark as adults, what their dreams for the future are.
Of course, everyone faces challenges in achieving their dreams. Over the next few weeks, we will read biographies to learn how others faced and overcame challenges and how we can apply these lessons to our own lives.
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Which season is best? Students in Room 123 are writing opinion pieces to convince others to agree with their choices.
Writers use a process to help make their writing the best it can be: planning, writing, revising, editing, and publishing. As with most endeavors, the planning stage is critical! First, students used webs to record the reasons for their choices, along with details to support the reasons.
As final step before writing, students used their webs to tell their reasons to a partner. This oral rehearsal helps them get ready to write. Take a look at partners at work!
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Students in Room 123 have exploring different tools they can use on Seesaw to document their learning.
Check out their explorations below and look for invitations to view your child’s Seesaw journal next week!
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The Cardinal Skippers–Wisconsin’s only competitive jump rope team–wowed students with their fancy rope skipping! This special performance kicked off Richards Jump Rope for Heart campaign–look for more information in today’s Thursday Folders. Special thanks to PE teachers Mr. Genthe and Ms. Swanson for organizing this inspiring event!
When Room 123 returned from Winter Break, students found that seven students had lost teeth over break! They immediately began wondering if the class would lose more teeth in January than in December. They discussed the evidence and took a position on this question.
We returned to this question last week, near the end of the month. Students again discussed the evidence and weighed the evidence.
As a result, a number of students changed their thinking on the likelihood of losing more teeth in January.
We’ll find out today if our revised predictions were correct!
Writers in Room 123 have begun learning about opinion writing–writing that uses facts to convince readers to agree with a position. We took the position that Richards is a great school and worked together to convince you of that. Take a look and let us know if we were successful!
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Can you balance a pencil on its point? First grade scientists can! They used what they have learned about balance to meet this challenge–take a look!
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