Wednesday, May 11, 2011

O is for Ocean!!

On Ocean day the kids did a great research project about animals that live in the ocean. Here are some pictures of the kids with the animals they made!

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Thank you!

For all the parents who came to our mother's and father's day program .... THANK YOU!!

Monday, May 2, 2011

Mother's Day / Father's Day Program

Don't forget the Mother's Day and Father's Day Programs this week!!

Boys will be sharing on Tuesday @ 10:30!!

Girls will be sharing on Thursday @10:30!!

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Shape Museum!

The kids put together an amazing 3D shape museum last week. Here's what it looked like!

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Another week in 1st grade

We are off to a good start after spring break. We are back into the swing of things and learning lots of new things.

This week we will be working on:
Math: Telling time to the hour and half hour
Spelling: The different sounds of y at the end of words
baby, funny, many, my, why, fly, even, most, nobody, without
Science: We are continuing our study of good nutrition and being active
Reading: This week we are reading a story about dinosaurs and working on sequencing and using adjectives
Writing: To celebrate national poetry month we will start learning to write our own poetry!

Monday, March 21, 2011

Spring Break!!

Hope everyone is having a wonderful spring break. Don't forget about the journals that will be used in a fun new reading center.

Monday, March 14, 2011

March 14 - 18

Welcome back from our 3 day weekend. I hope everyone got out to enjoy the warm weather before the snow came in last night! Once again we have a busy week here in 1st grade.

Our new spelling words for this week are

This week is all about making the long o sound with oa and ow. Have your child look for words with that pattern as they read at home.

We have been talking about adding an ing or ed to action words in class. We have also been working with the rules of doubling the last consonant of a word if there is only 1 vowel and 1 consonant at the end of the word (hop to hopping) or just adding the ending if there is more than one vowel or consonant (float to floating / call to calling).

In Math we are finishing up with sums and differences to 12. We are really getting good at making fact families with these numbers. This week we will work with finding a number that is missing from an number sentence or fact family.

This week we will continue to learn about weather in science. Be on the look out for a very fun song about the water cycle.

Lastly we will start our power panther nutrition unit this week. This program is an 8 week program about eating right and staying active. Each child will have an activity book in class to work with, we will also do an activity, and make a snack each week that relates to the topic we are covering. It should be very fun!

Sunday, March 6, 2011

March 7 - March 10

This week we have lots of fun and exciting things going on in first grade. Here are just a few things to look forward to this week.

We are celebrating Savor the Spectrum Week by wearing a different color every day and then trying a food that is the same color. Here are the colors we will be wearing this week.
Monday: White
Tuesday: Yellow or Orange
Wednesday: Green
Thursday: Red
Friday is the day for purple and blue, since we are not in school that day thin about trying a food that is that color while you are at home!

In Math we are going to be working with graphs this week. We will be subtracting to find the difference and compare within our graphs. We will also continue to work on our 5 min. test. Keep practicing them at home.

Our spelling words for this week are working with the ay and ai spelling for long a.
The words are:
1. say
2. way
3. play
4. may
5. wait
6. rain
7. when
8. from
9. don't
10. I'm
Also keep working with our child on adding -ed to the end of words.

We will also start our science unit on weather this week.

Don't forget no school on Friday!!

Monday, February 14, 2011


February is just flying by. We studied a bit about Phil on Groundhogs day (even though we missed out on the big day!) We had a great Valentines party today at school! And we have started to learn a little about the presidents. Check back later this month for some fun with Presidents!

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Kansas Day / 100th day of School!

We will be celebrating the 150th birthday of Kansas on Friday Jan. 28th. It is also the 100th day of school. So be sure to ask you kids about all the fun things we will be doing. Puzzles, Plays and parties are just a few of the things I am looking forward to!