Saturday, June 17, 2017

Robot Roundup!

First Graders are getting their hands on some exciting new tech tools on these last few days of school.   On Friday our learners got a chance to experiment with different kinds of robots and other cool tech tools.  Every First Grader got a chance to program and control several different types of robots.  We explored Cubelets, Ollie, Dash, Ozobots and Sphero.  Students built ramps and mazes and then navigated their robot through the path.  In addition we spent time coding and drawing with Osmo. Our Robot Roundup was filled with excitement.  A special thank you to Darcie Rankin for lending us some of her robots and making our day incredible.

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Celebrating Expected Behavior with Our Favorite Book!

We lit all the lights! Today we celebrated expected behavior by dressing up as crayons from one of our favorite books, The Day the Crayons Quit  written by Drew Daywalt and Illustrated by Oliver Jeffers.
Mr. White came into our classroom dressed as a pack of crayons and did a little dancing.  
Then we enjoyed the book with all of First Grade together.  Our crayon pack has become so close this year!  

Sunday, June 11, 2017

Join Us For A Reader's Theater!

The Three Bears       

   Snow White and the 7 Dwarfs

Reader’s Theater
Friday- June 16th
Mrs. Hackett’s classroom
All families and siblings welcome.

We understand that some families will be unable to attend, but are still interested in seeing the performance.  We plan on videoing the Reader’s Theater and making it available on our blog!

Sunday, June 4, 2017

Sharing Our Data

Everyone knows First Graders have a lot of questions! Our Data Unit in Math gives learners a chance to ask their own survey question.  Students created a survey question, collected the data, and then made a representation of the data they collected to share with our class.  Each team had a chance to share their results with our class.  Our representations are hanging in the hallway.  If you get a chance, stop by and take a look!  The questions they came up with are fabulous! 

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Hat Day Celebration!

Our RES students have earned Hat Day for showing expected behavior! Students could bring in a hat from home to wear today at school, but we didn't stop there! Our class designed and made our own hats too! We even read books about hats. Our learners really showed their creativity!

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Sprouting Our Bean Seeds

First Graders are learning all about plants!  Learners explored different types of seeds and created sprout houses for their seeds to germinate in!  They learned all the parts of a seed including food storage, seed coat, and the little plant or embryo!  Today students checked in on their little sprouts.  They are hanging in our window.  Ask your child how their little sprout is doing!  

Monday, May 15, 2017

First Grade Writing Celebration!

Today First Graders got together to share and celebrate our writing!  We have been writing reviews and opinions about things we know and love!  Today we got the chance to share them with each other.  Ms. Purvee's class came over to our room and everyone got a chance to read with a friend!  Such amazing writing and reading! 

Friday, May 12, 2017

Catching The Breeze- How Gliders Fly

We have been learning all about how people can use ideas from nature to make new things. We studied how seeds travel, by gliding, spinning or twirling away from the tree or plant.  Using this knowledge, we spent time designing our own gliders with the idea of how seeds travel.  We created many adaptations to them help the gliders improve their flight.  Today we wrapped up our unit by building foam gliders and taking them for test flights!  We tried some with propellers and some without.  We also tested if the wind changed their flight pattern.