Monday, November 24, 2008

Turkey Glyphs

Our turkey glyphs tell a story about our Thanksgiving. They tell what we like to eat and where we will eat. Talk to your child about the story behind their glyph.

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Marathon Diversity Project

Marathon employees visited our classroom, talked about diversity, and read the students a book. They then helped them make origami dogs. Before they left each student was excited to receive their own personal copy of the book that was read. Thanks Marathon!

Thursday, November 13, 2008


We read some books and discussed how Squanto helped the pilgrims. The boys and girls had fun making their own Squanto to hold their writing about Squanto.

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Monday, November 10, 2008


We are fortunate to have a group of students from the high school come a couple of times a month to share some activities with us. The J.I.L.G. class, Jobs for Illinois Graduates, prepares and leads all of the activities. Our first graders think the big kids are pretty neat!
BubbleShare: Share photos - Craft Ideas

Jack-O-Lantern Glyphs

Our jack-o-lantern glyphs tell a story. Each part of our glyph tells something about us. You can read what the boys and girls wrote about their glyphs on our October web page. Click on the picture to view the pictures with in a Halloween theme.
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Fire Safety Dogs

We learned how to be safe in a fire in October. After learned lots of facts we made fire safety dogs and wrote about the rules we had learned.
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Learning About Columbus

In October we learned lots about Columbus. We made a rebus poem to help us remember some of the facts. Clck the picture below to see more pictures of this activity.
BubbleShare: Share photos - Play some Online Games.

Saturday, November 8, 2008

Spelling City List 6

Follow the link to Spelling City. Click on List 6 to practice our words for the week of November 10-14. Click the Spelling City icon. Then click on find a list. You will be asked to search for the list. Just type in Corn and then list 6 and you are all set to practice. You will be a spelling star on Friday!!
Spelling tests made easy

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Election Day at School

Our students voted on their choice for President today. After voting they received a sticker to show they had voted. The votes are counted as follows:
John McCain--153
Barrack Obama--228
write ins--4
Barrack Obama won at Washington School.