These students are hard working first graders that love to learn. The school where I work at is Title I. Many of my students come from low-income households. That doesn't stop us from learning how to read.
During our Language Arts block, we sing our poem, chant our sight words, and study phonics.
First grade is amazing because some students start the year not knowing how to read at all. Other students are on their way to read, but need to focus on learning new strategies so they can sound out bigger words. It's an amazing feeling when they leave at the end of the year for second grade and they read with confidence.
Our current easel that we have in our classroom is no longer able to perform up to its required duties and needs to retire. We are in need of a new easel, which is the center of the classroom because it holds so many important items that have to be taught on a daily basis.
Every student knows to look at the easel first thing for the morning message, this is their first task of the day.
They correct the letter to the class, by finding the misspelled or missing letters. After I complete the roll, I post the weeks poem on the easel and we sing it together. After that, I place the notecards on the easel and the students work on the phonics lesson for the morning.
For our next class, the easel holds the sentence frames or any picture cards needed for our English Language Development class. Where students look at the sentence frames and answer each others questions. Practicing vocabulary and proper sentence structure.
During math instruction I can put magnets on the easel for students to count objects. Currently, we are practicing writing addition sentences.
The easel is the place where the lessons start for our busy classroom and also end. I place a chart on the easel so students see which team got the most table points for the day!
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