Monday, November 30, 2015


Hansel, Gretel and Fred!

You may have heard of the story Hansel and Gretel but you have probably never heard this version.  The setting of our next Reader’s Theater, Hansel, Gretel and Fred, takes place in a deep dark forest. It is early morning, Hansel and his sister, Gretel, are walking along eating crackers and leaving a trail of crumbs behind them.

Please join us on December 18th at 8:30 
for our next Reader’s Theater!  
Here is our cast:

Hansel – Abram, Tripp and Benjamin
Gretel – June and Kali
Weezie (the witch) – Emma, Vivian and Madelyn
Fred (a mouse) – Carter and Presley
Freddie Jean (Fred’s sister) – Mariella and Hailey
Gingerbread Man – Jonathan, Kara and Alexander
First Jelly Bear – Mikenzie

Second Jelly Bear – Emmaline and Trenton
Sunday, November 29, 2015

Are You Ready to Make Some "No Bake Cookies"

On Tuesday, November 24th, the students chose to have a cooking classroom incentive for earning 1000 #Hodag Paws!  They worked together to make "No Bake Cookies".  Check out their talent!

Sunday, November 15, 2015


Over the past four weeks the students have been investigating and researching bats, pumpkins and owls with a gradual release of responsibility.  They then chose an informational text related to a mammal that sparked their curiosity.  The students engaged  in a variety of  informational texts. They responded by creating a KWL that captures their knowledge, wondering, along with new, interesting, and unusual information.  Asking and answering questions also played an integral role in their investigations.  Students participated in language/word study and applied foundational skills in order to read appropriate texts and investigated their chosen mammal of interest. Once the reports were written they collaborated with other students to add details and strengthen their writing . Finally the students wrote An Informational Mammal Report and then using @Biteslide redesigned their report by adding photos and text.  Follow the link below to read their reports!

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Meet Author and Illustrator Tom Barnett!

This afternoon we were excited to meet Tom Barnett, author and illustrator of "I Brought a Hodag to School". He read his book to us and shared his love for illustrating a Hodag! Thank you! 
Sunday, November 8, 2015

All About Owls!

This past week the students have been researching owls.  They used a KWL graphic organizer to guide their research. The students used illustrations and details within text to find new and interesting facts. They collaborated with peers to share their research.  After completing their research the students used @Biteslide to digitally tell about their research.  Check out their Digital Presentations following this link ~ All About Owls by Mrs. Lieck's 1st Graders



.Below is some of the resources used to research their topic.

Math Fluency


One of our favorite things to do during the day is to practice Math Fluency!

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