“The Mitten” Unit in First Grade


In the English language arts class first graders listened to Jan Brett’s illustrated story, The Mitten, read by Ms. Sylvia. After listening to the story the first graders practiced ordinal numbers: first, second, third and so on. After reviewing the list and order of animals that fit into Nicki’s mitten, the first graders put together their own minibook versions of the mitten, making sure that the pages were in the right order.


In their next English language lesson the first graders practiced reading their very first Reader’s Theatre ever. Both Ms. Sylvia and Ms. Kati were very impressed with how all of the first graders could sight read so well! They were amazing!


The first graders also learned a new Valentine song circle game that quickly became quite popular with the children.


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