Friday, May 30, 2014

Our Final Picnic!

June 11th 2014

1:00 Play
After the play we will have a family picnic and celebration!
Wednesday, May 28, 2014
Thursday, May 22, 2014

First Grade CAVOC Spring Field Trip

We were quite curious about the animal life in a bog.  The students talked together and asked each other questions to try to figure out what was floating in the water!

After two rotations it was time for lunch.  Mr. Check offered us to try a fiddlehead fern. 

Fiddleheads or Fiddlehead greens are the furled fronds of a young fern, harvested for use as a vegetable. Left on the plant, each fiddlehead would unroll into a new frond . As fiddleheads are harvested early in the season before the frond has opened and reached its full height, they are cut fairly close to the ground. Fiddleheads have antioxidant activity, are a source of omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids, and are high in iron and fiberCertain varieties of fiddleheads have been shown to be carcinogenic.


Field Trips are successful because of the support we have from home.

Monday, May 12, 2014

Reader's Theater and Mother's Day

The classroom is ready to celebrate our mothers and grandmothers and also our last Reader's Theater!
We began by sharing the story Love You Forever by Robert Munsch.  The children know that they may sometimes drive you crazy or you may want to send them to the zoo. Even times when mom' feel like they are in a zoo.  But the greatest message in this story that the children shared was:

                                I'll love you forever,                                I'll like you for always,                               As long as I'm living                               My Mommy you'll be.

As we shared our love of the author Robert Munsch, family members of all ages enjoyed our performances!

Thursday, May 1, 2014

Today Was One of Those Days!

As I reflect on today I am reminded of why I began teaching. 

Hearing the laughter,
Watching the kindness,
Seeing the willingness,
Sharing the excitement,
Assessing the growth,
Creating the memories,
Building the knowledge,
Stepping back and saying, 
These kids are AMAZING!
The rain won't bring us down because we are exploring our new sensory materials ~ Rainbow Rice, Moon Sand & Stress Balls 

Then the students chose which author to research and then began to write their narrative recount of one of the author books!

Next it was time for a snack and some fun after all that hard work!  We made our own versions of a DQ Blizzard!  

 Our day ended as it began with reading. The pictures below represent some of the students practicing for Stephanie's Ponytail by Robert Munsch!  We have so much fun reading, becoming the story and being together!  Learning from each other. 
And a little bubble fun as we cleaned the desks before final pickup!

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