Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Museum Village

Our class trip to Museum Village is on Wednesday, June 1st. Please remember to send your child in with a bag lunch labeled with their name. Students should also be dressed comfortably since we will be walking outside. The trip is rain or shine so please have your child dress accordingly. We will be leaving first thing in the morning so please make sure that your child is to school on time. If you are chaperoning please be to school by 9:00. Those parents that were not selected to ride the bus as a chaperone may follow behind the bus or meet us there. Parents not riding the bus will need to pay their entry fee when they arrive.

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Thursday, May 12, 2016

School House Rocks

We have been learning all about our nation's early history. We have been using read alouds through Engage NY and different vidoes to help us understand long ago. Some of our favorite videos are School House Rocks videos. Below you will find links to some of our favorites.

No More Kings


The Shot Heard Round the World 

Fireworks

I hope you enjoy them as much as we have. Hopefully they don't get stuck in your head :)

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

A Few Dates to Remember

A Few Dates to Remember:

May 4th- Scholastic book orders are due

May 6th - Field Trip permission slips are due

I am allowed to bring 5 parents with us on the class trip. At this time I have 9 parents that want to chaperone. I will be putting all the names in a hat and I will pick 5 names on Friday or Monday. I will contact all parents that volunteered to let them know if they were picked. Those who were not picked may still follow behind the bus and pay to enter when they arrive at Museum Village.

May 11th - Scholastic Book Fair  
 (Please remember that there will be tax applied to all purchases)

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

It's been a while...


We have been very busy in our classroom over the past few months. I am so proud of how our hard the students have been working. We are growing so much as readers and writers. At math we are developing such a strong number sense. 

This week during our literacy block we are reading Pigeon books by Mo Willems. We read Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus! and Pigeon Finds a Hot Dog. We are working on making connections, character traits, problem/solution, retelling, and opinion writing. I love how we are developing as writers.



This week we are beginning our study of  early Amercian history. We are learning about the original 13 colonies. Throughout this unit we will be learning about important people in our countries history and how we expanded to 50 states. 

At science time we are learning about plants. On Monday we planted grass seeds. We are learning about what plants need to survive. To help us understand the importance of water, sun, soil, and air, we will be doing some experiments. We have one plant that will get sunlight, but no water. Another plant will be watered, but it will have no sun. We predicted that they will not grow.

One of our favorite things to do in our classroom is to watch Kid President. Below you will see a link to one of the videos we watched this week. 


Have a wonderful week!

Monday, October 12, 2015

A Peek in Our Classroom

        We have been very busy first graders in room 107. First, I want to thank all of the parents who came out for Open House and Math Night. It was so nice to meet everyone. I also want to thank everyone who completed the parent survey. I gained so much insight into your children and I am excited to help them reach the goals that you have for them this year.




      We just wrapped up our first domain on Fables and Stories. We read a variety of stories that taught us important lessons. Each time we read a story we discussed the characters, the moral, and if the story had personification. 

     Our class did an amazing job on our first math test of the year. We have moved onto learning about number bonds. I am so impressed with how our class is doing. Our kindergarten teachers did such a great job preparing our students for first grade math. We are going to be spending about another week on number bonds before we move onto addition to 10. 

   As part of Daily Five we are working on developing good reading strategies. We have been focusing on checking for understanding to help our comprehension and blending/stretching our words to help with accuracy.

Reminders:

  • Picture Day Thursday, October 15th 
  • Q-Tip Skeletons Friday, October 23rd 



Monday, September 14, 2015

No Place For Hate




Tomorrow our school will be kicking off our No Place for Hate initiative. We will be having an Omegaman assembly at school and we will be talking about what No Place for Hate stands for. You will be receiving a yellow pamphlet in your child's folder for you to read and sign. Please send these back as soon as possible.





Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Our Schedule

Our Schedule

Day 1 - Music
Day 2 - P.E.
Day 3 - Music
Day 4 - P.E.
Day 5 - Art and Library

Lunch and Recess - 12:30-1:15

Please remember that students need to wear sneakers on P.E. days. Students also need art smocks, if you have not sent in a smock please do so as soon as possible.