Many kids are excited to go shopping to get some donations for our Mothers Day gift bags.
Here's a bit of what we did this week...
Putting stories in order with Mrs. Cummings
Beginning a new type of opinion writing- reviews
The kids have some great (and funny) reasons why you should/shouldn't do/buy something. For example, the ice cream at one place is too expensive or the ice cream at another has too many cherries. We'll spend the next few weeks writing reviews and giving a star rating.
Here's our class review on the best park at Thompson. Check out all of the editing we did together too!
The first graders were so lucky to have Greg Tang led a presentation on math thinking. He taught us to always try to make a ten. He shared his website with us- Check out Greg Tang Math http://gregtangmath.com/
This week during math, the kids have been exploring his online games.
Our read-aloud on Monday was Math Fables Too.
Some examples of what we did during Math Centers this week:
Vine: Math Centers- Telling Time- 4/15 Keep practicing time to the hour!
I became aware of a Mother's Day project through the Lowell Wish Project that I thought our kids could participate in. Gift bags are given out to Moms that are struggling with homelessness, poverty or abuse. The kids are so excited to put a smile on some Moms faces!
Today the kids each decorated the outside of a bag. Over the next few weeks, we'll be collecting donations for contents of the bag. Below are the required as well as optional contents. We would greatly appreciate any donations you could make. A printed list is in your child's folder. The kids are hoping to fill all 23 bags!
Thank you for your support,
Mother’s Day Gift Bags- Donations due May 2nd
To benefit moms struggling with homelessness, poverty or abuse
Full Sized Shampoo and Conditioner
Toothpaste (any size)
Lotion, body wash or soap
White socks (1 pr) or slipper socks
Hairbrush (dollar store)
Candy- small box or candy bar
Day planner (dollar store)
Ladies shaving cream
Brag book-plastic photo holders
Small picture frames
Novels-new or used
Makeup (samples are fine)
Blank note cards or note pads
Gift cards $5 for Dunkin or CVS