Thursday, May 10, 2018

Family Night at RES

This has been busy week for our First Graders!  We had an amazing field trip to the Flynn to see Shh... We Have  a Plan.  Wednesday night we had our Spring Concert.  First Graders sang several songs and even performed an instrument walk.  Today we enjoyed a family robot workshop. Families explored LEGO WeDo 2.0 robot kits together.  Such a fun week!

Thursday, May 3, 2018

Star Bright, Start Light!

We are continuing to learn all about space.  Today our focus was on stars!  Your astronomer knows a lot about stars!  Ask them what kind of star our sun is!  Today we talked about when stars are visible. We did an experiment and made pretend stars.  We projected them on paper.  We blocked them with hands and paper, like clouds might block them at night.  Then we also turned on the lights.  They saw that the stars were still there, we just couldn't see them because is was so light.  Stay tuned for more facts about space coming your way!

Saturday, April 21, 2018

Jeh Kulu

Our First Graders have had a great week learning about Africa!  We got a chance to dance and drum with Jeh Kulu!  Thank you to our RES families for making this happen!

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

A Seuss-tacular Celebration!

First Graders had a great time wrapping up our Dr. Seuss Unit.  We played Dr. Seuss games, solved puzzles, made a few crafts and made green eggs and ham!  Delicious! Thank you to all the families that donated supplies for our day! 

Monday, April 2, 2018

Nonfiction Author Share

Our First Graders welcomed friends and family in to our classroom to share their nonfiction animal writing and videos.  Students shared their animal books and their nonfiction feature books.  As a grand finale student shared their animal videos they created with ChatterPix Kids!  Thank you for celebrating all their hard work with us. 

Monday, February 19, 2018

Life Size Penguins!

Penguin week is always a favorite for our kiddos!  This year our First Graders jumped right in! To wrap up our math unit on measurement, students learned about 4 kinds of penguins.  We used inch tiles, unifix cubes, and rulers to measure the length of each penguin.  They created a penguin fact sheet that included the actual penguin height, weight and key features.  To finish off penguin week, students selected a penguin and created a life-size model.  They could choose between Little Blue, Rockhopper, Chinstrap or Emperor.  It is amazing to watch our learners take such care in their measurement to ensure that their penguin is 100% true to size.  Ask your child to share some of their amazing penguin facts with you!