My students are going to be super readers! First grade is an extremely important year for students. It's biggest emphasis is on reading and literacy. My first graders will be working hard to learn how to become fluent and confident readers.
In order for my students to be successful, we will need a meeting place where we can learn to read poems, our morning message, work on phonics skills, and learn sight words.
They are coming to me with so many skills and I can't wait to teach them more!
In first grade, the most important instruction is given as a whole group on our carpet. The key to this instruction is having an easel where we can practice shared writing and reading, math facts, and receive phonics instruction. Our easel will be used from morning meeting when we get to school, to our closing circle at the end of the day.
An easel is an essential tool in the primary grades.
Our easel will be the heart of our lessons and will be used for every subject. It will allow students to be engaged in their lessons as they come up to the board to practice skills they will need for their rest of their lives.
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