Monday, August 31, 2009

Chicka Chicka Boom Boom

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

I Am Special

Last week we read the poem:

I am special

I am me

No one in the world

Is just like me

Then we made people to look like ourselves and placed them around an earth on our bulletin board.

My Hat

Last week we read The Hat in reading. On Friday we read My Hat and then everyone made their own creation of the book.

Monday, August 24, 2009

Beginning Week Two

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

First Grade is Fun

I wondered how the kids felt about our first week of school and this is the response I got.

Finishing the First Week

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

Dilly Bars, Poems, and Rainbow Clouds

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!!

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

First Day of School

Today was our first day of first grade. We are off to a great year! We played a game Hickety, Pickety, Bumblebee to get to know one another. We decorated paper t-shirts to put on our hall bulletin board. We read some good books about the first day of school.