Friday, September 30, 2016

All About Apple Farms!

Our First Graders have been learning about different kinds of farms. This week we are learning about apple orchards.  Today we celebrated apples with lots of fun activities.  We learned apple facts. Did you know the apple is related to a flower? It's a member of the rose family!

We had an apple taste test and learned that yellow delicious is the most popular apple for our class! We also made applesauce! Such a delicious way to celebrate fall! 

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

A New Friend In Room 13

Today we had a new friend join our first grade group! We had to come up with a name for our 4 stomached friend! The class picked names and we voted! Meet Mrs. Udderson! She will be hanging around our classroom this year!

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Word Work!

First Graders are really getting the hang of our routines! Today we used our letter magnet boards for the first time! Our learners were amazing. They put the letters in ABC order in record time and started building words! I love how our group has come together and takes such  great care of our classroom supplies!

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Roll and Record

Our math brains were hard at work today in first grade.  We are working on the counting on strategy in math. Learners are working on keeping one number whole and counting up to get the sum! I was so proud of the hard work in our room today!

Monday, September 12, 2016

Dairy in the Classroom

Today our first graders got a chance to learn all about milk makers with our Dairy in the Classroom Program.  Miss Virginia will visit our school 5 times. Each time she will teach us about a different kind of farm. We learned that cows and goats produce milk not only for their babies, for us too! We learned that cows and goats have 4 stomachs and that helps them process their food. Then we got a chance to make butter!  Delicious!
Ask your child what is the cow that makes the most milk?  If they get that one, ask them what kind of cow makes the creamiest milk! 

Thursday, September 8, 2016

Only One You!

We read Only One You!
1st Grade is Painting tomorrow!
We are making kindness rocks that look like fish.

We will be using acrylic paint.  Please wear old clothing.

Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Whole Body Listening

First Graders are working hard to be the best listeners they can be! We are learning to listen with more than just our ears! We are learning to listen with our whole body including our brains and heart! Take a look at Listening Larry! He helps us learn how to be great listeners. Then we got to color our own whole body listening pictures.

Friday, September 2, 2016

Our First Reading Workshop!

Today we started our new schedule that includes Reading Workshop! Students got a chance to select a few books and Read to Self.  Then we shared with our elbow partner a little bit about our books.  What a fabulous way to start the year!

Thursday, September 1, 2016

Getting To Know Each Other

Today First Graders got a chance to work together and play!  Mrs. Layton, our new principal came into our room and shared a story with us!  This afternoon teams worked on building structures  with our giant blocks, designing cool Lego creations or crafting unique paper designs.  What an amazing day!