Monday, September 18, 2017

Welcome to 1st Grade!

Hi First Grade Parents!  I am so excited to have your child in my classroom.  Each student plays an important role in our classroom and our school.  Please use this website to  find our classroom schedule, helpful information and links to websites that will help to further your students' learning outside of the classroom (Learning Links tab).  Feel free to email me if you have any questions!  Thanks for visiting!

Saturday, May 6, 2017

May 5th, 2017

Let me start by saying a huge THANK YOU to all the students and parents who donated to our pet supplies drive for Second Chance!  Our first graders should be so proud that they have helped so many animals!

Here is a snapshot of all the supplies we collected!  The animals will be so happy!

What are we doing in first grade this week?

Reading:  I have started end of the year reading assessments!  Wow!  I'm so proud of the growth these kiddos have made in reading!  Completing reading homework at home has been very instrumental in this growth!  Thank you for taking the time to listen to your 1st Grader read and read to your 1st Grader!  

Writing:  We are working on a published opinion book to share with families at our end of the year get together.  Please see the letter enclosed in this week's Friday Folder.  

Math:  We started our Geometry Unit!  This is lots of fun for the kiddos because they can use plane shapes and solid figures to build new shapes!  We made shape monsters to hang on our door!  They turned out so great!

Science:  We are working on our Plants and Animals unit in Science.  We planted seeds on Earth Day and have been able to observe our seeds daily!  We used CD cases so we could see all the parts of the plant!  As you can see... Laila Shay's is doing awesome!  We can see the roots, stem, and now the leaf!

Upcoming Dates:

End of the year get together (please see the note in Friday Folders) - May 12th 8:00-8:30

Yearbooks delivered - May 8th

Scholastic book order due - May 10th

Field Day - May 22nd 

Progress Reports sent home - May 25th

Last Day of School - May 25th (school dismisses at 12:50)

Friday, April 14, 2017

April 14th, 2017

It has been a very busy week in first grade!

On Wednesday, we had a guest speaker from Second Chance come to our classroom and tell us about their organization and how it helps animals who don't have a "forever home."  We met one of the pups that has been rescued and the kiddos loved getting to meet Louie the dog!  Please consider sending in a donation for our pet supplies drive! 
Thank you in advance!

On Thursday, we had a visit from Flash the Timberwolf and a PTA representative talking to us about the 1st annual BEU circus! Please check your child's Friday Folder for lots of information regarding this event. Thank you to the parents who have donated to our classroom basket! We have some really cool things to put in the basket so far!

Friday was our field trip to The Runge in Jefferson City!  We had lots of fun walking the trails and learning about a variety of animals that live in Missouri!  Here are a few pictures from our fun learning day!

Have a wonderful Easter weekend!

Monday, March 20, 2017

March 17th, 2017

Happy St. Patrick's Day!

Our learning today was themed around lots of St. Patrick's Day fun!!  In math, we reviewed our graphing skills by graphing the marshmallows in Lucky Charms!  After we graphed, we got to enjoy a fun snack!

We also finished the writing prompt "I feel lucky when...."  It cracks me up reading all of the creative and silly things these 1st graders write.  After our writing, we made cute little Shamrock people to hang up on our classroom door.

We also had a blast on our field trip to the Daniel Boone Regional Library!  We had a wonderful tour guide that showed us all around the library and talked to us about all of the neat things the library has to offer.  We even got to tour the 3rd floor, which was VERY exciting to these firsties!  What an awesome view from way up there!

Important Dates:

March 21st - 1st Grade Music Program  (starts at 6:30 - don't forget to wear blue!)

March 27th - March 31st - Spring Break (No school)

April 7th (1st Grade kicks off our service learning project) - look for a flyer in your child's Friday folder that afternoon!

Thursday, March 2, 2017

Pizza Party!

Mrs. Van Cleave from Nutrition Services joined our class on Tuesday morning to teach us about nutrition!  We learned so much about the different food groups and got to make our very own healthy pizzas!  This was a ton of fun and we all enjoyed eating our delicious snack!

Valentine's Day Party!

We had a fantastic time at our Valentine's Day party!  Thank you Alyson O'Donnell for planning all of our parties this year!  You Rock!!!  Also, thank you to all of the parents who donated party supplies and goodies!  The kiddos had an awesome time!