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Red Stop! Green Go!

Red Stop! Green Go!
Erika Geer Egawa

As a way to unpacked our unit vocabulary and to track our learning, Grade 1 has been trialing "Stoplight Vocabulary."

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In other news, 1A, 1B, and 1C are the proud owners of Japanese rhinoceros beetles!

Stoplight Vocabulary

As a way to unpacked our unit vocabulary and to track our learning, Grade 1 has been trialing "Stoplight Vocabulary." Especially since our current unit is science-based, we have encountered many tricky words. This is one way that we can become aware of what we've learned and guide us in what words we need to learn next.

In class, the vocabulary words for this unit were introduced, and each student indicated where they are in their understanding by placing a colored sticker around the word

  • Red = "I've never heard of this word before."
  • Yellow = "I've heard of this word, but I'm not sure of its meaning."
  • Green = "I know this word!"

As we've progressed through this unit, students have been stopping by our word wall and adding a sticker if they feel they have moved on to the next level of understanding.

Some students are also trying this out with our Addition Unit.

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Exciting News: Class Pets!

In other news, 1A, 1B, and 1C are the proud owners of Japanese rhinoceros beetles (カブトムシ). We are excited to observe their life cycle as they grow from a larva into a pupa and then finally into a regal, horned beetle.

This is also an opportunity to practice responsibility as we learn to care for our class pets. Ms. Aki taught us that just by touching the beetles with our hands, we can burn them, so we need to be extra careful when we handle them.

We have 6 beetles among the 3 classes. Names have not been decided, but we are open to suggestions!

 

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