Saturday, November 3, 2012

Happy Halloween!

We had a terrific time at our Halloween party! A big thanks to our wonderful room moms and all the other helpers that made this party possible. Check out the huge smiles during the mummy wrap relay!
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Sunday, September 16, 2012

Teddy Bear Day

Teddy Bear Day was a big hit. We read books about teddy bears, measured our bears with unifix cubes, wrote a class book introducing our bears, graphed gummy bears colors, and even wrote a fictional story about our bears coming to life! It was a fun but educational day!

Sunday, September 9, 2012

Read to Self and Work on Writing

In our room, the students will have a choice between 5 literacy activities each day. We call these the Daily 5: Read to Self, Work on Writing, Word Work, Read to Someone, and Listen to Reading. We have begun learning routines and building stamina for the first two.

Reading to yourself is way more fun if you use a whisper phone!

Writing has been particularly exciting since I put out stickers for the students to write stories about.

Thursday, August 30, 2012

Pete the Cat

The class has gone absolutely crazy for Pete the Cat! There are 3 books in the series (so far) and we read them all this week.

Actually, we listened to the author read (and sing) and grooved along! If you'd like to listen to these at home you can download them by clicking {HERE.}


Friday, August 24, 2012


Welcome to the new year! In first grade we have science lab with Mr. Keedy. He read a story about the oak woodlands in the outdoor classroom. Then we got to go crayfishing and no one fell in the pond!

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Monday, May 28, 2012

Metamorphosis Chorus and Field Day

I was able to take a few photos of our fun this week.

Here is a slideshow of the Metamorphosis Chorus.

Field Day

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Sunday, May 20, 2012

Wetlands Field Trip and Crayfishing

I have uploaded pictures to my Picasa Web albums for your enjoyment. If you click on the slideshow it will take you to the full size images and you can even order them if you'd like.
Here are some shots from our Wetlands Fieldtrip.

And these are from crayfishing this week in science lab.

This is an adorable video of Genesis singing the crayfish song in hopes of catching one.

Sunday, March 18, 2012

St. Patty's Day!

The students did a terrific job on their leprechaun traps. I was able to snap a few pics in between the craziness!

 Lucky the leprechaun visited and made quite a mess!

Arielle's edible trap was a big hit! Hope you heard all about our fun day!