Sunday, October 19, 2014

The Human Body

This month our class has been very focused on learning about our human bodies. I hope they have been coming home and sharing thier new learning with you. We began our study by learning about our skeletal system. Did you know that we have 206 bones in our body? We were lucky enough to have a special vistitor come and join our class to help us learn about our skeleton. Mrs. Bones was a wonderful guest. She helped us to understand what our bones help us do.



After learning about our skeleton we learned about our muscular system. We have 650 muscles in our body. We were excited to learn about our largest muscle, the gluteus maximus. If you are not sure what that is ask your child.

Next up came our digestive system. This led to some very interesting first grade conversations. Of course we had lots of stories to share along with a lot of ewwws! Ms. Feuerstack helped us to understand this system by wearing a very special suit.



Ater our digestive system we moved on to our circulatory and nervous systems.  This week we will wrap up our learning by learning how to keep healthy.

Don't forget you are all invited to come and help us make Q-tip skeletons on Friday, October 24th at 2:15. I hope to see  you there.
Below you will see some examples of last years skeletons.



Tuesday, September 23, 2014

15 Days Under Our Belt

Today was our 15th day of first grade. We have been very busy reviewing things we learned last year in Kindergarten and we have been busy practicing our first grade rules and procedures. We have built up our Daily Five stamina and we now have 3 choices. We Read to Self, Work on Writing, and Read to Someone. We have built up enough stamina that Ms. Feuerstack began calling guided reading groups this week. We are working really hard on being independent so that we do not interrupt our friends while they are learning.

In honor of the first day of fall we wrote about what we like to do in the fall and then we did a torn art project. It was a lot of fun to rip up construction paper to create a fall tree. Make sure you check out our project when you visit our class on September 30th for Open House.


Sunday, September 7, 2014

Classroom Tour

Here is a glimpse of our classroom for the 2014-2015 school year.


Here is a picture of our classroom door. Below you will see the view from our door. 



One of my favorite parts of our classroom is our library. Students are learning how to select good fit books from our library. This is where I will also be meeting with my reading groups.




Another important part of our classroom is our whole group carpet area. This is where we do most of our learning. In this area we have our SMART Board, Ladibug, and CAFE Menu.



In our classroom we use a clip chart to monitor our behavior it is located near Ms. Feuerstack's desk.



I hope you enjoyed some pictures of our classroom. More pictures for our room will be coming soon.

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Our First Day

       We had a great first day of school. We spent the day getting to know each other and listening to some fun first day of school books. 
      
      
We also began Daily Five, this is how we organize our literacy block. Today we began Read to Self. This is where we independently read self selected books. I will be posting more about this shortly. We also worked on learning our rules and classroom procedures. Below you will find a few pictures from our classroom. A full tour is coming soon.



Monday, September 1, 2014

Our Special Schedule

Our school runs on a day 1-5 schedule for our specials. Below you will find our schedule for the 2014-2015 school year. Please make sure that your child wears sneakers on P.E. days. Your child will also need an art smock labeled with their name.

Day 1 - P.E. 10:15-11:00
Day 2 - Music 10:35-11:05
Day 3 - Art 10:15-11:00
             Library 1:50-2:20
Day 4 - P.E. 10:15-11:00
Day 5 - Music 10:35-11:05

Lunch and Recess 12:30-1:15

We have snack break every morning. Please send your child in with a small snack. You may also want to send your child in with a water bottle to keep at their desk.


Saturday, August 30, 2014

Meet Your Teacher

Dear First Grade Friends,

My name is Ms. Feuerstack and I am so excited that I will be your teacher this year. This is my 13th year teaching at Circleville Elementary School. I taught third and fourth grade before becoming a first grade teacher. I have actually taught some of your brothers and sisters. We are going to have a lot of fun this year learning together. I had a wonderful summer spending time with my family and I hope you had a fun summer as well. Here a few things about your new teacher.

1. I have 3 nephews who keep me very busy. 



2. I like to go shopping, especially at Target. I also love Dunkin' Donuts.

3. I have a very chubby cat named Hunter. 





4. I like going to the beach. My family spent a week at Myrtle Beach this summer.

5. I love cooking and watching the Food Network.




I can't wait to meet you on September 3rd for the first day of first grade. Check back often to find out what we are up to in our classroom. Pictures of our classroom will be posted soon. 

Please feel to contact me at any time with any questions or concerns. I can be reached at (845)744-2031 ext. 5500 or by e-mail at bfeuerstack@pinebushschools.org