Thursday, March 31, 2011

Shadow Hunt

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Here are the results of our shadow hunt! We had a great time.

Friday, March 25, 2011

What a Week!

The ducklings were so much fun. The kids have enjoyed observing them. They did a great job with their observations. Unfortunately our chick eggs never hatched, but Mrs. S. Griffiths was kind enough to share their chicks with us.

We also learned some facts about the sun and even went on a shadow hunt. Thanks to the moms that came to supervise, we couldn't have done it without you!

We also played the antonym concentration game that the kids made, and even started our own antonym photo book.  Thanks to the moms who came to help, we couldn't have done it without you!

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

New Arrival

The kids were excited to discover that the "white box" that arrived yesterday was an incubator for duck and chick eggs. I didn't expect any eggs to hatch until tomorrow. Despite the awful weather, we now have 2 new ducklings with two more trying to hatch right now! The chicks will be soon behind. The kids were really excited to watch the process.

Monday, March 21, 2011

Week Peek

We have had a bunch of fun things happening in first grade the past couple weeks.

We measured using our feet, and a foot (ruler).

We frosted fractional portions of "cupcakes."

We even learned about the phases of the moon. Yummy!

Friday, March 18, 2011

Newsletter, March 18, 2011

To save some time, I am going to cut back on the amount of typing involved with our class newsletter. Please check the sidebars of the blog for our class' most vital information (spelling words, important dates, etc.) I want to use the "blog" portion to give you a peek into what we really have been doing in the classroom. I hope it will be enjoyable.

Friday, March 11, 2011

Decorah Eagles

We have been watching a pair of eagles at their nest at .They have 3 eggs. They are supposed to hatch about March 30th. I have been priviledged to see the parents switch places. It has been fasincating to watch. I have also started watching some barn owls in California in the evenings that I found at the bottom of the page. Enjoy!

Newsletter, March 11

Theme: Sun and Moon

Important Dates:  3/15 Spring Picture Day; 3/18 End of 3rd Quarter; 4/4 March Reading Calendars Due; 4/20-4/22 Spring Break NO SCHOOL

Peek at Next Week:
Monday: Addition Facts: Adding 9; P.E.
Tuesday: Identifying One Half, One Third and One Sixth; Art
Wednesday: Using Comparison Symbols (<,>,=); Early Out
Thursday: Dividing a Set of Objects by Sharing; P.E.
Friday: Identifying Cup, Quart, Gallon, and Liter Containers; Math Homework; Spelling Test; Spelling Packets Due; Library; Spirit Day

Spelling Words:
best, long, off, over, small, were, sit, together
*bonus word


The "Moon Book" has started to go home with our students. The book just arrived. It will start coming home on Monday, please read it with your child.

I would like to do a shadow project on Wednesday (3/16) at 11:15, but I need some additional 3-4 adults to help. If you can help, please let me know as soon as possible.

I am going to start changing the look of the blog. Hopefully it will be easier for me to keep it going.

Monday, March 7, 2011

Spring SEPs

It is SEP week here. I am excited to meet with all of my students and their parents. While waiting for an appointment, I looked up and this is what I saw.

Only here would it SNOW during our SPRING SEPs!

Dr. Seuss Week

We had a great time celebrating Dr. Seuss' birthday. We had a read-a-thon with the rest of the first grade in the hall. We even got to choose where we sat. It was fun to see our friends from the other classes.

We even read "The Foot Book" to learn about antoynms. We traced our feet and wrote words and drew pictures that were opposites.

It was a lot of fun! Thanks Dr. Seuss.

Friday, March 4, 2011

Newsletter, March 4

Theme: SEPs (out at 2:30, all week)

Important Dates: 3/7-3/11 SEP Conferences (out at 2:30 all week); 3/15 Spring Picture Day; Domino's Pizza Fundraiser; 3/18 End of 3rd Quarter

Peek at Next Week:
Monday: Subtracting a Number 10
Tuesday: Identifying Dozen and Half Dozen
Wednesday: Ordering Events by Time
Thursday: Estimating and Measuring Distance Using Feet; Creating a Measuring Tool
Friday: Math Test; Identifying One-, Five, Ten- and Twenty-Dollar Bills; Writing Money Amounts Using a Dollar Bill Sign; Spelling Test; Spelling Packets Due; Library; Spirit Day

Spelling Words:
would, new, made, into, write, got, going, stop
*bonus word


I need to start a take home class project, but a book I need hasn't came in yet. I would like to know who has internet access at their home, or would be willing to go to the library. That way I can use this resource until (if) the book comes. Please either email me, or send me a note. Thanks.