Today we learned lots of facts about reindeer. We did some activities on the SMART Board and watched a short Discovery video before we made reindeer books. Enjoy some pictures of our projects.
Tuesday, December 15, 2009
Thursday, December 3, 2009
Sunday, November 29, 2009
Tuesday, November 10, 2009
Monday, November 2, 2009
We worked very hard on math and phonics assessments today. Then we had some fun in math playing a game. We rolled two dice on the SMART Board and then added the numbers together beginning with the largest number and counting on. We made a graph of the equations according to the answers to see which one would reach the top first. It was lots of fun to practice math today!!
Monday, October 26, 2009
Thanks so much to Megan's dad for coming to school on Friday and carving a jack-o-lantern with the class. The class really had a great time!! We counted the seeds and found there were 500. We have been reading some spooky Halloween books by the light of the jack-o-lantern. Thanks Mr. Gallagher!!
Sunday, October 18, 2009
Mrs. Wiseman came on Friday to do a fun experiment with the class. We started with a bowl of water and added some pepper. The class observed that the pepper spread all over the surface of the water. Then they dipped a toothpick in dishwashing liquid and touched it to the water. The pepper was "scared" and all rushed to the sides of the bowl. Lots of oohs and aahs were heard!! Mrs. Wiseman explained that it was because of surface tension.
In the afternoon we had fun making some jack-o-lanterns from paper strips. Some were funny and some were pretty scary!!
Wednesday, October 14, 2009
Saturday, October 10, 2009
Friday, October 9, 2009
We had a short but very busy day today. We painted jack-o-lanterns for our hall bulletin board. Then we painted a strip of white paper with some new glitter watercolor paints. The boys and girls loved seeing the paint sparkle on their paper. We'll cut leaf shapes out of our glitter painting and add them to our door with the kids that look a whole bunch like our first graders! We talked about Christopher Columbus in our Scholastic News today and were visited by Mr. Riggs who talked to us about saying no to drugs.
Thursday, October 8, 2009
We had lots of fun stacking Oreos today. Thanks so much to Mrs. Austin, Mrs. Brown, Mr. Buchen, Mrs. Mendenhall, and Ms. Jane Priest for helping us stack Oreos today. Thanks also to all of the families who sent Oreos to make the project possible. The highest stack was made by Armando with 20 Oreos. Alexis Mendenhall came in second with 19. and Lexi and Thomas tied for third with 18 each.
Monday, October 5, 2009
Today we were visited by two of our local firemen. They talked to us about fire safety and brought two of their fire trucks to show us how they use them to help fight fires. They also showed us some of the equipment they use to help them fight fires. We also discussed fire safety in class and made a fire safety booklet. Then everyone wrote some fire safety rules that they remembered. We are working on making a fire dog to display our writing with. Ask your child how they can be safe if there is a fire.
Monday, September 28, 2009
In September we talked about Johnny Appleseed. We read some books about his life and watched a short video. Then we brainstormed some facts we had learned. In writing everyone wrote about some of the things they had learned about Johnny. We then made Johnny Appleseeds and put the writing on our art project. They look really nice in our hallway at school. Next time you are at school take a look and read our Johnny Appleseed facts.
Tuesday, September 22, 2009
Wednesday, September 16, 2009
Tuesday, September 15, 2009
When we read the story Sam and the Bag, the class worked in groups to take words from a bag and build a sentence with them They were really fast building their sentences and did a great job reading them!
Monday, September 14, 2009
We have been talking about apples at school. Last week we heard a story about the Little Red House. We made our own books so we could go home and share the story with our families. Watch and see what the Little Red House is.
Monday, September 7, 2009
Wednesday, September 2, 2009
Today was Mr. Stark's birthday. The class made a banner with a birthday wish and invited him to our classroom for a chorus of Happy Birthday. Hope you had a happy birthday, Mr. Stark!
Monday, August 31, 2009
We read Chicka Chicka Boom Boom the first week of school and did a couple of projects to go along with it. On the first we tore construction paper to make the trunk of a tree and added the letters to our names climbing the finished tree. On the other we painted trees and added ourselves climbing the tree to find something that starts like each of our names. What would you climb the tree to find that begins like your name?
Sunday, August 30, 2009
Monday, August 24, 2009
We started our second week of school today. The boys and girls predicted what our reading story will be about by erasing the SMART Board a little at a time to reveal a hidden picture. We worked on writing numbers in math and discussed the long o sound in phonics. This afternoon we worked on the Chicka Chicka Boom Boom trees we painted with Mrs. Beard last week. Everyone made themselves climbing the tree to see something that begins like their name. Most of us will finish them tomorrow.
Saturday, August 22, 2009
We finished our first week yesterday. Fridays are fun because we don't do a formal phonics or math lesson and have time to practice some of the new things we have learned or do something a little different. This week we read Chicka Chicka Boom Boom together on Friday and then made trees with our names. Mrs. Beard helped us paint trees we will use for another project next week. We also read Chrysanthemum on our SMART Board and did a fun activity with our names.
Thursday, August 20, 2009
We had lots of fun at school today. We sang happy birthday to Megan during calendar. Today is her sixth birthday! Happy Birthday Megan!! This morning we rewrote a poem, New, that we read yesterday. Everyone chose four new things they have for school to include in their poem. It is our first poem in our Poetry Pages folder. We also finished our rainbow name clouds. They look really nice hanging in our room. This afternoon Megan treated the class to dilly bars. They were yummy!!