Our first graders have been very busy working on writing. We have done many fun activities with nocturnal animals, but our favorite has been an informational writing piece about bats. We have also been learning that nouns are people, animals, and things.  In math we have been working on solving addition story problems and using different strategies to add.  To increase our reading stamina we have been working hard on sight words and really enjoy reading around the room to our stuffed animal (reading buddies.) We have learned some new reading genres: biographies, fairy tales, and fables. In science we have been learning about the different types of animals, their needs, and their parts. In religion we have been reading about different Bible stories, and understand that God’s Word can be found in the Bible. We enjoyed getting to spend Halloween with our 8th grade buddies doing crafts and walking with them in the parade.