Monday, September 29, 2014

Welcome Back to School

Our school year is off to a great start.

During our reading workshop time we have been working with two I can statements.

I can retell a story and include details.
I can ask and answer questions about important details.

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Third Quarter Highlights

The final event for our Reading Olympics will be held on Monday, March 10th in the gym. This closing ceremony will take place from 8:40 - 9:00 a.m. 

The students are learning to write All About books. As we study nonfiction topics, the children put the facts together in an All About book or page.

Please continue to work with your child to identify a penny, nickel, dime, and quarter. The students will also need to know how to count groups of these coins.

Thank you for listening to your child read to you. Thanks, too, for helping your child practice the math skills that are indicated on our classroom newsletter.

Friday, September 13, 2013

Welcome Back to School!

The beginning of our school year has been great!

Here are some highlights:

The caterpillar changed to a chrysalis. First grade scientists are observing the chrysalis, recording data in their science journals, and learning more about this life cycle through books and videos. The students are making predictions about what will happen next.

We have painted papers and used collage in our artwork after reading books written by Eric Carle.

First graders are busy writing poems. We have learned that not all poems rhyme, but many do.

We are using our handwriting grip as we begin our handwriting practice.

We are counting on and back by ones through classroom games and activities.

We are learning and reviewing our Word Wall words.

Whew! All this and it is only our 9th day of school!

Monday, April 8, 2013

Spring Activities

*Conferences:  April 4th and

 April 11th from 3:20 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.


*We will have school on May 30th to make up a snow day.


Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Reading Activities

February 15th

"Hats off to Reading"

Wear a hat today.

February 22nd

"My Favorite Things"

Dress like your favorite book character.

Monday, January 21, 2013



This month the students have started practicing words on their individual spelling lists. Wel use a variety of activities to do this.

*Report Cards

Report cards will be sent home with the students on Friday. Please send the envelope back to school. The report card does not need to be returned.

* Family Reading Night

Family Reading Night will be held at our school on Friday, February 8th from 5:00 - 7:00 p.m. There will be a book swap, crafts, storytelling and much more! We hope your family can come to this fun night.

Thursday, December 13, 2012

December Highlights:
Students are working with patterns, counting coins, learning through math games, and solving number stories.
We have added two more pages to our story packets. The students are great authors!
The children have been enjoying Reader's Theater activities in our classroom.
The students in our class have been using some informational texts to learn about winter. After discussing the texts, the students created art pieces that show the winter season. Our next step is to write about winter.