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.