Happy Bike Rodeo Week!

animated-bicycle-image-0033A Bike Rodeo at school?!?!  At Robinson, we LOVE to teach children everything – including how to ride a bike safely.  This week, your first grader rode his or her bike during two visits to  P.E. Thankfully, we had beautiful weather and it was so much fun!  Check out some of the photos below.  Additionally, we continued to work on our small moment writing stories, read about and discussed the Statue of Liberty and worked on place value during math.  WEealso made another math snack this week.  Check out some of our photos below.  Thanks for visiting our post this week.  Read on to find our more!

  • Conversation Starters
  • Bike Rodeo
  • Math Snack
  • Statue of Liberty 
  • A Smile for You!

Conversation Starters:

  • You started reading a new chapter book this week called Trouble with Chickens.  What has happened in the book so far?  Does the dog like being around chickens?  Why or why not?
  • In your Math Studies Weekly magazine, you discussed a problem in which Matrix saw 14 animal legs at the zoo.  If Matrix saw giraffes, elephants and penguins at the zoo and saw 18 feet altogether, what might he have seen?  Is there more than one right answer?  How do you know?

Bike Rodeo:  As I mentioned earlier, we had such a great week in P.E. riding our bikes!  Each first grader was able to either bring or borrow a bike and learned how to ride his or her bike safely.  Many kiddos who hadn’t ridden without training wheels previously even took the leap and gave it a go!  Wow! One of our amazing P.E. teachers said that 88 kids rode with their training wheels off for the first time during our Bike Rodeo!  Holy smokes!  It was an exciting week for sure!  Way to go Robinson kiddos!  This is just another reason you are amazing.

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Math Snacks: We made another learning snack recently during our math time.  We have been working on making multiple combinations of a number and decided it would be fun and helpful to model it on a graham cracker with raisins!  Fun, huh?  Check out some of the smart math thinking happening below.
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Statue of Liberty: As you may have heard from your first grader, we have been learning about and discussing another one of our symbols this week, the Statue of Liberty.  We read some books, talked about this important symbol of freedom and even made our own crowns.  You can see some of the children working on their crowns below and how they helped one another, as well.  I LOVE seeing photos of children helping one another and I hope you do too!

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A Smile for You: This week, I don’t have a photo of a student for you, but rather some AMAZING work from a first grader.  During our Choice Time (an afternoon time in which children have the opportunity to make creative choices), one of our first graders shared her writing with me.  She chose to write a book for her mom.  Check out the cover below and it will surely make you smile.  Particularly, that she took the time to communicate that the writing and illustrations were both by her.  It’s wonderful seeing first graders learning.  Thank you for reading our post this week.  Have a splendid weekend with your family!

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