Thursday, January 30, 2014

What Do You Want To Be When You Grow Up?

What do you want to be when you grow up? Every day we will be adding the students digital presentations to our website. Hope you enjoy reading what they learned and created  Just follow the link below!

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Community Helper Research Begins

Three Inquiry Questions

The students use their close reading strategies as they dig deep into their research of their chosen Community Helper.

Friday, January 24, 2014

Why I Do What I Do?

Today as parents gathered into the classroom to listen to their child or grandchild perform a part in our Reader's Theater with excited faces it reminded me that this is why I do what I do.  It is because I want children to succeed.  I want families to be part of their child's education.  I want them to feel like they can come into the classroom anytime, call me, message me, etc ...
Thank you!
As the wind chill kept us from going outside AGAIN today, I went to the storage closet and brought in some toys from Kindergarten.  The children were ecstatic! Dinosaurs were roaming, the child care center was busy with new babies and log homes were being built.  As I looked at these little ones, I reflected on how much they do!  THEY ARE SIMPLY AND HONESTLY AWESOME!
In our busy lives we sometimes forget to reflect, to thank someone, to just step back & watch.
Thank you ~ to the families, past and present, who have made me who I am today, who have believed in their children and supported education!

Thursday, January 23, 2014

Arctic Animal Researchers Hard at Work!

The animals have been chosen and the researching has begun.  The students ask themselves three questions that they were curious about before they read their books about their animals.  Then they used "close reading strategies" to answer their questions.  Finally they are putting together an Arctic Animal slide show using Biteslide.  These students are so amazing :)

Homophone Hubbub and Write Show and Share Tomorrow Morning

The students have been having fun "playing with words" for this Reader's Theater!
Come check it out tomorrow morning, Friday at 8:30, in the classroom.

Thursday, January 16, 2014

30 Hands with Mrs. Rumney!

Click on link above to watch video.

Homophone Hubbub

Homophone Hubbub
Reader’s Theater ~ Friday, January 24th 2014
At 8:30 a.m.
Cindy – Emma         Peter – Brady and Kasen
Marie – Willow       Chang – Jeffrey and Charlie
Sara – Makinzie      Tamara - Juliana
Josie – Rowyn        Jeff - Payton
Mikela – Margeaux Jon – Shawn
Juana – Emily         Sam - Truman
Tyronne – Andrew  Lee – Derrick and Nathan

Please practice your parts for accuracy and fluency. 

Mrs. Lieck
Sunday, January 12, 2014

Friday's Write Show and Share and Snowflake Family Project

The students were excited to share their clues and try to stump their classmates.  We did have three out of the five stump us.  Great reading, sharing and active listening!

Some of the students were also proud to share their January Family Project with their classmates.

Thursday, January 9, 2014

How Fast Does Ice Melt?

Be The First One to Melt Your Ice Cube!

Polar bears habitat depends on the sea ice and snow den.  The polar bear adapts to the changes in seasons, and the melting of the sea ice, by eating lots of food during the winter months to survive through the summer.  Today the students tried to see how fast an ice cube would melt through a fun and interactive science game.  Thanks so much for coming into the classroom and helping with this science experiment Lindsey Lieck!

Hold it or float it!
Is it melting yet?

Brrr it is cold!

Blow on it.
Is it still there?

Drop it.

What happens when I add salt?
It is almost gone! 

Arctic Winds Continued to Blow

We have had so many inside recesses due to the subzero temperatures, but these first graders find a way to have fun with each other!

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

January's Write, Show and Share Dates

January 10

January 17

January 24

January 31



















Thursday, January 2, 2014

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year! We had a busy morning. The day began with lots of sharing. Then we went to computer lab and began to create a shared tale using Little Bird Tales. Next in Math we learned how to regroup numbers into tens and ones. Then the students received their own logins for Sumdog and began to explore the math games using the netbooks. Finally the morning ended with Writer's Workshop and a Christmas vacation narrative.

Visual Literacy Young Learners

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