We had a great day in first grade today!  Students have been working hard finding GOOD FIT books for their book baskets.  We review school and classroom rules daily and are easing into the routine of a first grade classroom.  We are also working hard to build our stamina in reading.  Believe it or not....students know what stamina is and are working SO hard to improve it.  :-) 

Students are especially enjoying our read aloud selection.  It's CHARLOTTE'S WEB by E.B. White.  About half the class has seen the movie, but they agree....the book is so much better!  I'm working hard to make reading fun and engaging.  We do many reading activities throughout the day.  I'm still working on conferencing and meeting with each student so I can make sure they are reading books on the correct level.  I am hoping to send home appropriate- leveled books for reading homework....SOON. 

In math we have been working on simple number bonds.  They seem to be catching on to it quickly.  :-)  We have been practicing number before, number after, counting by 5s, and reading number words.

I'm enjoying the dynamics in our classroom.  They are very dedicated students.  It's going to be a great year!