Friday, January 12, 2018

We Read 120 Hours! Check Out How We Celebrate!!!

Our class has read 120 hours!  This is such an amazing accomplishment that we earned Fort Blanket Day!  We used blankets and sheets to build forts with tables and chairs.  Then our learners got to read, do math activities and play games in the forts.  I am so proud of our growing readers!  They are simply outstanding! A special thank you to Mr. White for coming in to congratulate our class. 

Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Welcome To Sweden!

Next stop on the RES tour, Sweden! Students boarded our plane and watched a short in flight movie that taught us all about traditions from Sweden including Santa Lucia Day.  Students colored a map and flag for the country and then created their own Santa Lucia crown as a souvenir. In addition we learned a little about Pepparkaka (gingerbread) and Lussekatter (saffron buns) that are traditionally served as part of December celebrations.  We also learned a little bit about the tomen, the rascally gnomes or trolls that can play tricks on children!  

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Next Stop, Israel!

Our First Graders boarded RES Air for our second stop on our journey around the world.  We are headed to Israel to celebrate Hanukkah!  Our travelers enjoyed learning a few facts about Israel.  We all decided that taking a dip in the Dead Sea sounds like a relaxing way to spend an afternoon.  Ask your child why it is called the Dead Sea.  While visiting Israel, we will be learning a few songs and playing a few traditional games.  Our class will even pick a up a few souvenirs while we are here!    

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

First Stop Germany!

Our First Graders have taken off on our first flight to Germany. During our flight we had a brief in-flight movie about different holiday traditions found in Germany. Did you know the nutcracker originated in Germany? While we are in Germany we will tour holiday markets, learn about Saint Nicholas Day, and other traditions found in Germany.

Sunday, November 19, 2017

Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving from our classroom to your home.  Please take the time to enjoy friends and family during our Thanksgiving break. Each learner created a turkey decoration for your holiday table. If you have some leftover turkey, try our classroom turkey casserole recipe!  

Thursday, November 16, 2017

First Grade Writing Celebration

First Graders at RES came together to share their Small Moments Writing.  Each learner shared their writing and then listened to their friends' Small Moments pieces.  We are so proud of the work these First Graders are doing.  Each piece has a beginning and an ending with lots of details in between.  In addition, students revised and edited their own work.  Published pieces will be coming home soon for you to enjoy with your child.