Monday, October 31, 2016

Skeleton Hiccups

Happy Hallowen! Our class read the story Skeleton Hiccups by Margery Cuyler.  We wrote all about how we could help the skeleton get rid of his hiccups!  Then we made these amazing skeletons! Check them out when you walk through the school.

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Pattern Block Software

First Graders got a chance to explore pattern block software on our Chromebooks!  Students created unique designs using basic shapes.   Learners used hexagons, trapezoids, rhombus, and triangles to create animals, cars and even space ships!  It was amazing to watch these digital learners dive in and explore the software!

Friday, October 21, 2016

Dairy in the Classroom

Thursday was our last visit with Miss Virginia.  We decided for our last gathering we should make homemade ice cream!  Miss Virginia brought all the fixings!  We have learned so much about the farm economic cycle! We ended our last session with a fabulous Halloween story.  Thank you Miss Virginia for teaching us so many things about farms.

Thursday, October 20, 2016

What Can You Make? Exploring Geometry

First Graders are loving our new unit on geometry.  We began the unit by looking at shapes and charting things we noticed.  We compared different ways to fill designs, trying more and less pattern blocks.  A highlight of our week was designing our own shapes.  Students used combinations of 12, 18 and 25 blocks to create intricate designs.  Here is some of their work.

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Davis Farm Trip

Our First Graders had a great time learning all about dairy farms with the Davis family.  Our Dairy in the Classroom grant funded our field trip to the Daivs Family Farm.  We learned more about the buy, produce, sell cycle.  

Sunday, October 9, 2016

All About Pumpkins!

This week First Graders have been learning all about pumpkin farming.  We have learned about the pumpkin life cycle, pumpkin types and pumpkin products.  We played pumpkin math games and read lots of pumpkin books. We finished our week by making crock pot pumpkin pie! It was delicious!  Each student had a part in making our pie.  It was a fantastic way to end our week.

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Teachers Are Learning Too!

Yesterday K-2 teachers from around our district got together to learn from our Literacy Coach, Beth Moore.  Our First Graders we lucky to be selected for a learning project! Mrs. Moore came into our classroom to demonstrate new strategies for teaching literacy. Our learners were excited to help out.  They did an amazing job reading and trying new things.