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Ms. Jackie Richardson

Welcome to Ms. Richardson's First Grade Class!

Email: jrichardson@ewsd.org
Phone: 857-7833

 

Please check out our class blog below!

 

  • Our learning: Snapshots from reading, math and writing.

    Posted by Jaclyn Richardson on 5/12/2021

    During writing workshop, kids used all that they have learned during word study and writing to create cards and notes to share with someone they love. 

    Cards for people we love

    Cards for people we love

    Cards for someone we love

    Cards for people we love

    Cards for someone we love

    Cards for people we love

    During reading workshop, we have worked hard to get to know the characters in our books. We pay attention to what they do, how they feel and the things that they say. During independent reading, students used sticky notes to jot down character traits.

    Thinking about characters

    Our characters

    Our characters

    Our characters

    Our characters

    Our new math unit has us thinking about numbers beyond 100! We used our mathematical thinking to estimate how many popsicle sticks were in a clear plastic tub. Then we worked together to count them. Mathematicians used all that they know about place value to count some of the sticks. Students organized by groups of tens and ones.

    Our Estimates

    Counting

    Counting

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  • Celebrating Reading

    Posted by Jaclyn Richardson on 4/16/2021

    We are in the midst of a Read-a-Thon at Westford School. To celebrate our reading, kids could dress up as a character from a favorite book. We had many opportunities to read a think throughout our day today!

    Favorite characters!

    Favorite characters!

    Favorite characters! Favorite characters!

    Favorite characters!

    Favorite characters!

    Favorite characters!

    Favorite characters!

     

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  • Friday Fun: Extra Choice Time

    Posted by Jaclyn Richardson on 4/9/2021

    Choice Time! Choice Time!

    Choice Time!

    Choice Time!

    Choice Time!

    Choice Time!

    Choice Time!

    Choice Time!

    Choice Time!

    Choice Time!

    Choice Time!

    Choice Time! Choice Time! Choice Time! Choice Time! Choice Time!

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  • Welcome Spring!

    Posted by Jaclyn Richardson on 3/22/2021

    We are all thankful for the arrival of warmer weather! Our community is so happy to get back outside to our outdoor classroom where we can connect with each other and enjoy the beauty of spring.

    Welcome spring!

    Welcome spring!

    Welcome spring!

     Spring!

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  • Happy 100th Day of School!

    Posted by Jaclyn Richardson on 2/19/2021

    100th Day! Thursday was our 100th day of school. During our Number Corner, our community shared some of what we know about the number 100. This discourse was evidence of what we have learned about place value, addition and subtraction strategies and the relationship between the two. Above and below are some snapshots of our thinking.

    100th Day!

    100th Day!

     

     

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  • New Choice Time Materials

    Posted by Jaclyn Richardson on 2/5/2021

    Our community had a fun morning exploring. creating and building with some new choice time materials. 

    Choice Time Creating

    Choice Time Creating

    Choice Time Creating

    Choice Time Creating

    Choice Time Creating

    Choice Time Creating

    Choice Time Creating

    Choice Time Creating

    Choice Time Creating

    Choice Time Creating

    Choice Time Creating

     

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  • Remote Learning

    Posted by Jaclyn Richardson on 1/22/2021

    Check out some work samples from our remote Wednesdays. Students can share and communicate their work in a variety of ways.

    Learning opportunities are directly related to "I can" statements from our essential standards.

    _____________________________

     I can use strategies to add and subtract.

    I can show my thinking with an equation.

    Work sample here.

    _____________________________

    I can use short vowel power when reading and writing words.

    I can notice blends and digraphs in words and use what I know when I read and write.

    I can use what I know about silent e to read and spell words. I know that silent e works with any vowel.

    Work sample here

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  • Winter Solstice Paintings

    Posted by Jaclyn Richardson on 12/22/2020

    First Graders learned about winter solstice yesterday. We honored the darkest day of the year by creating light in a different way. Below are our winter solstice sunset paintings.

    sunset paintings

    sunset paintings

    sunset paintings

    sunset paintings

     

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  • Snow Sphere Fun!

    Posted by Jaclyn Richardson on 12/11/2020

    Today we took some extra time to enjoy the beautiful snow and to build and create. We have been studying three dimensional shape during our Number Corner time. We noticed two dimensional shapes in our snow angels and we built big snow spheres. It is a good thing they can roll!

     

    Snow fun

    Snow fun

    Snow fun

    Snow fun

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  • Writing Checklist

    Posted by Jaclyn Richardson on 12/4/2020

    First graders have been busy working on writing small moment stories. Today we thought about all we have learned during Writing Workshop and we created a checklist to help us when we revise and edit our favorite pieces. See our checklist below!

     

    Small Moment Checklist

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