Carnival Photos

I hope that you are all having a wonderful summer so far!

I’ve finally been able to sit down and look at and work on some photo projects. The following link includes pictures from our carnival celebration. It has students from all 4 first grade classes. 🙂

The password to get access is: carnival

Enjoy! 🙂

I’ll have all of the other pictures from the year ready to share soon.

 

https://firstgradecarnival.shutterfly.com/

This entry was posted on June 11, 2018.

Sack lunch today

Remember to bring a sack lunch today if that is what you signed up for. 🙂

This entry was posted on May 18, 2018.

May 7 – 11, 2018

We had a super busy and fun week!

-Writing – narrative fiction continues. We look forward to having you in for 1st grade portfolio next week.

-Math – We are reviewing coin value and counting money
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TfaZGpug87I&list=PLqk7ar-NaBVt3dR7aOBAqjXdikzHTgMqQ

-Phonics – We started and will continue the sounds for: ou and ow
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KMuAjxj6bSk&list=PLqk7ar-NaBVsYfNaxO6Prh6WQmpubHFE4

-Science – We are studying animals – which is what our STEM day project this week included as well. We researched animal needs and wants and designed an animal enclosure for the zoo. They had a blast and did a great job!

-We finished our week with a very fun and success first annual first grade carnival!!! Many many pictures were taken and will be posted via a shutterfly link very soon.

Thank you so much to the following individuals and their help this week:
STEM helpers – Anna Beck and Donita Frink
Carnival helpers: Nicole Bernard, Bianca Cofer, Anna Beck, Ken Justice
Mystery reader – Holly Paolini

The STEM day and Carnival day could not have happened without you!!!! Thanks again!!

 

Upcoming dates in May:

There are no more FAST clubs – please send in a written note for transportation plans for the remainder of the year if you have not already done so. Thanks so much!

-May 16th – 1st Grade Portfolio – Please plan to join us in the cafeteria at 8:15 to read some of your child’s amazing writing!

-May 18th – Field Day 8:00 – 9:30
You can join for any or all of it!
Be sure to do the following:
-wear our class t shirt and tennis shoes
-send an extra set of clothes including socks, shoes, and undies
-apply sunblock
-send a filled, reusable, labeled water bottle

-May 22nd – May 23rd – Half Days – Early Dismissal – please send in a change of departure form if you will be doing any transportation other than the normal Tuesday and Wednesday transportation.

-May 23rd – LAST DAY OF SCHOOL!

This entry was posted on May 13, 2018.

HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY!!!

I just wanted to take a moment and wish all of you wonderful mothers a VERY HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY!!!

This entry was posted on May 13, 2018.

Apr 30 – May 4, 2018

What a fun filled week we had!!!!!

First, we started the week with the petting zoo – that was a blast!!

 

 

We then ended the week with Arts in Education Day – AMAZING!!!

 

This week, we also got to go by and see some of the baby chicks that have hatched!!!

Here were some of our main focuses with academics last week:
-Writing – narrative fiction continues
-Math – Finish word problems and began reviewing money
-Phonics – We worked on the sounds made by the spelling patterns: oi/oy
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hbt0Thvs1GE&list=PLqk7ar-NaBVv9Op2y1_7M0zbT7coTrnSU
-Social Studies – We finished our studies on Ruby Bridges

 

Upcoming dates in May:

 

-May 7th – 11th – Last week of FAST clubs – If you attend any clubs, you will need to send in a written not with a new permanent plan for transportation for the remainder of the year.

-May 11th – End of Year Celebration – more details to follow – Carnival theme

-May 16th – 1st Grade Portfolio – Please plan to join us in the cafeteria at 8:15 to read some of your child’s amazing writing!

-May 18th – Field Day

-May 22nd – May 23rd – Half Days – Early Dismissal

-May 23rd – LAST DAY OF SCHOOL!

This entry was posted on May 6, 2018.

Coat today

Please dress warm and bring a coat today. We will be outside quite a bit with the petting zoo this morning before it warms up.

Tennis shoes/sneakers may be a good idea as well.

Thanks!

Have a great day!

This entry was posted on April 30, 2018.

April 23 – 27, 2018

With only 18 school days left, we are still working hard!

-Writing – narrative fiction continues

-In math, we finished data and graphs and began word problems (hardest one – missing addends in all positions, addition and subtraction)

-In phonics, we talked about the bossy/evil r. When behind a vowel, it changes the sounds. You can view videos here (they always ask to replay them): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uMwCnSSMB-Q&list=PLqk7ar-NaBVvs2CJmSRPrAXmabznPvTA6 

-In Social Studies, we finished George Washington Carver. We will begin Ruby Bridges next week (although she came to speak with us last week).

-We were also able to visit the star lab – AWESOME!

-We discussed likes/difference as we learned about exceptional children’s week. Here is the book that we based our discussions from: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=989O0O_xc3o&t=3s
We ended the week with a wonderful program teaching us about down syndrome from a student at our school and his family!

 

Thank you to our mystery reader, Mrs. Derado! Thank you for bringing each of us a book and yummy fruit snacks!

 

Thank you to all of the parents of the bday friends and the yummy treats that they provided for us!

 

Upcoming dates in April & May:

 

-April 30th – Petting zoo in-house field trip

-May 4th – Arts in Education Day

-May 7th – 11th – Last week of FAST clubs – If you attend any clubs, you will need to send in a written not with a new permanent plan for transportation for the remainder of the year.

-May 11th – End of Year Celebration – more details to follow – Carnival theme

-May 16th – 1st Grade Portfolio – Please plan to join us in the cafeteria at 8:15 to read some of your child’s amazing writing!

-May 18th – Field Day

-May 22nd – May 23rd – Half Days – Early Dismissal

-May 23rd – LAST DAY OF SCHOOL!

This entry was posted on April 27, 2018.

April 16 – 20, 2018

Hello, hello! Happy Weekend!

This is what we were up to this week:

-Writing –  we continued elaborating our ending and adding quotes and feelings. I’m amazed at so many of the narrative fiction stories!

-In math, we finished fractions and started on data and graphs. Here are some videos:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gGjiHK1tRa4&list=PLqk7ar-NaBVsymrpGOqyVmBfHhiujQreU 

-In phonics, we learned about the hard and soft sounds of c and g. Hopefully they told you about the rule on Monday night and shocked you! This is a rule that I definitely didn’t know in my childhood. 🙂 Here are some videos (They have been asking for these all week):

hard/soft g: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-HZwkdx29gg&list=PLqk7ar-NaBVuhWKCT13BDvMnsRnrlEjPK

hard/soft c: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ymfFvC29P5w&list=PLqk7ar-NaBVvstL5cI7rfNL4h0Fyp3n7m 

-We read and talked about Earth Day throughout the week.

-We continued our studies on George Washington Carver.

 

Thank you to our mystery readers this week!

 

Upcoming dates in April & May:

Can you believe that next week is the last week in Apri?!?! We only have 4 full weeks left – 23 days – WOW!
-April 23rd – 27th – Exceptional Children’s week

-April 25th – Visit the Star lab

-April 30th – Petting zoo in-house field trip

-May 4th – Arts in Education Day

-May 7th – 11th – Last week of FAST clubs – If you attend any clubs, you will need to send in a written not with a new permanent plan for transportation for the remainder of the year.

-May 11th – End of Year Celebration – more details to follow

-May 16th – 1st Grade Portfolio – Please plan to join us in the cafeteria at 8:15 to read some of your child’s amazing writing!

-May 18th – Field Day

-May 22nd – May 23rd – Half Days – Early Dismissal

-May 23rd – LAST DAY OF SCHOOL!

This entry was posted on April 20, 2018.

Apr 9 – 13, 2018

We had a wonderful and busy first week back!!

-Writing – Narrative Fiction:
We worked on what it means to have a “can do attitude” and how to take charge of our writing. J We talked about elaborating on our ending and describing how the character gets out of trouble. It is great to use feelings, quotes, etc.

-In math, we learned about fractions!!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VMWa6dDoicc&list=PLqk7ar-NaBVsWTBZKLp4kkcKIBHBBotuG 

-In phonics, we learned the long u spelling patterns: ue, ew, ui, oo, u_e
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=spiH4piN3yc&list=PLqk7ar-NaBVvtjk4yceMkLBMQ0Bm3RpTS 

-In science, we finished our studies of plants. We were able to have a wonderful experience working in the gardens this week with Mrs. Mills!

   

 

-In Social Studies, we began our studies on George Washington Carver.

We had some great visitors this week!
Thank you to Mrs. Patel (Hospital Pharmacist) for being out STEM speaker!

We will study Ruby Bridges in the near future. We had the wonderful opportunity to have an actress come tell her story and teach us many wonderful things! (Due to scheduling conflicts, we had her last week instead of this upcoming week)
Some of the great things that we learned are:
-We learn to car about others when we realize that we have things in common.
-We are all different, but we do have things in common.
-“My mind and heart is my own.”
-All people who do brave things are American Heros!


Ruby Bridges is still alive today and resides in Louisiana. She is 63 years old.

 

Thank you to our mystery reader, Mrs. Leanne Levy!

 

Upcoming dates in April:
-April 16th – 17th – Testing for grades 3-5

-April 23r – 27th – Exceptional Children’s week

-April 25th – Visit the Star lab

-April 30th – Petting zoo in-house field trip

This entry was posted on April 15, 2018.