Ms. Jackie Richardson

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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!

 

  • First Day Learning Part Two!

    Posted by Jaclyn Richardson on 9/10/2020

    Today was a powerful first day of learning for first graders. They walked through the door with so much knowledge, experience and readiness to take on new learning.

    Below students are engaged in guided discovery with their crayons. We reminded each other how to use crayons in safe and responsible ways. Children created bags labeled with their names so they have a safe place to store their masks when outside.

    Guided discovery with crayons

    Guided discovery with crayons

    Guided discovery with crayons

    Guided discovery with crayons

    Guided discovery with crayons

     

    We explored our outdoor classroom today. Below students are working on showing 10 with things found in nature.

    Making 10 in our outdoor classroom

    Making 10 in our outdoor classroom

    Making 10 in our outdoor classroom

    Making 10 in our outdoor classroom

    Making 10 in our outdoor classroom

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  • First Day Learning!

    Posted by Jaclyn Richardson on 9/9/2020

    Welcome to a brand new year in first grade. I am beyond excited to be back in school with a new community of learners.

    We are learning all about each other and how each one of us brings unique experiences, personalities and strengths to our community.

    Our First Grade Community

    Today we worked on new routines for safely distancing from others and what that looks like and feels like when making different transitions throughout the day.

    Safe distance

    New snack routine.

    Snack

    This afternoon we visited our outdoor classroom. We learned about how we will use this space in a safe and responsible way. We even did some math thinking. Below students worked on showing the number 10 (an important number in first grade!) with items found in nature. We talked about taking away and how many more would be needed to make 10. We have a community of mathematicians!

    Math in our outdoor classroom

    Math in our outdoor classroom

    Math in our outdoor classroom

    Math in our outdoor classroom

    Math in our outdoor classroom

    Math in our outdoor classroom

    Outdoor classroom

    Math in our outdoor classroom

    Outdoor classroom

    Outdoor classroom

     

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  • Snapshots of Our Learning

    Posted by Jaclyn Richardson on 4/6/2020

    Even though we are not physically together, we are still connected in so many ways. Here are some photos of our first grade community members continuing their learning.

    Word sort

    Geometry!

    Nature walk

    Opinion Writing

    Word Study

    Castle creation

     

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  • Sharing Our Distance Learning

    Posted by Jaclyn Richardson on 3/25/2020

    Listening to Charlotte's Web.

    Listening

     

    Here are some of our first grade community members writing, doing math work and practicing SNAP words!

    Writing

    Math!

     Writing

    SNAP words

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  • Happy 100th Day of School!

    Posted by Jaclyn Richardson on 2/11/2020

    100th Day Activities

    100th Day Activities

    100th Day Activities

    100th Day Activities

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  • Ski and Ride!

    Posted by Jaclyn Richardson on 1/24/2020

    Our first ski and ride day- so much fun and growth in one day!

    Ski and Ride Fun!

    Ski and Ride Fun!

    Ski and Ride Fun!

    Ski and Ride Fun!

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  • Writing Nonfiction

    Posted by Jaclyn Richardson on 1/17/2020

    During Writing Workshop, first graders have been creating nonfiction books. We are using what we have learned about the genre during Reading Workshop in our writing. Below are first draft examples of text features. You will notice introductions, headers, a diagram, a helpful tip and keywords. We have a community full of experts!

    Introduction example

    Header example

    Introduction example

    Diagram example

    Bold words example

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  • Visit with Sam

    Posted by Jaclyn Richardson on 1/10/2020

    Visit with Sam

     

    Today we had the opportunity to listen to guest speaker Sam Drazin. He shared his life experiences with us at a K-4 assembly. Students learned that differences can be visible and invisible. We had several opportunities to engage in discussions about disability awareness, inclusive communities and kindness. Ask your child to tell you about our visit with Sam!

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  • December Update

    Posted by Jaclyn Richardson on 12/20/2019

    Today we read the narrative nonfiction story of Balto. We were surprised that this exciting story was actually true! We ended our week together by watching the movie. We noticed the bravery, perseverance and kindness that was present throughout the story.

    Balto book

    We celebrated our work with the kindergarten community by hanging our own wishes on our wish tree. We shared mugs of cocoa and friendship.

    Sharing cocoa with our K community

    Our own wish tree

    Our paintings inspired by the book The Wish Tree.

    Our wish tree paintings

    During reading workshop, we have focused on the nonfiction genre. Below are habits we have been practicing to make our thinking strong when reading informational text. We have also noticed and studied features of nonfiction. When we return from break, we will use what we have learned to write our own nonfiction chapter books!

    nonfiction strategies

    nonfiction strategies

    nonfiction books

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  • We Are Scientists!

    Posted by Jaclyn Richardson on 12/6/2019

    First grade scientists have been learning and making discoveries about light and sound. Kids investigated with rulers to make different sounds. They could observe the back and forth movements that were responsible for creating the sound they heard.

    Using a ruler to create sound effects

     Using a ruler to create sound effects

    Using a ruler to create sound effects

     Today we learned about how glass is made. We explored with different materials and observed how light passes through them and we noticed that sometimes it does not. We learned the words transparent, translucent and opaque. We created "stained glass" artwork and connected it to our learning about light.

    Stained Glass Creations

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