Friday, January 27, 2017

Look What We've Been Up To

Hello all! It has been a busy week despite our snow day on Tuesday!

We worked on prefix puzzles where we had to match the base word to a prefix!

We have been researching and writing about famous Americans. We learned how to use Google Docs and Google Slides.

Also some reminders:
1. It is really important for students to be practicing their math facts at home!
2. February 16th is an early release day
3. We will have a short Valentine's Day Breakfast. We will send more information out soon!
4. Please be sure that kids are sent to school with appropriate clothing to play outside.

Chinese New Year

Today we learned about Chinese New Year and the lion dance. We made dragon masks and Chinese lanterns to celebrate the year of the Rooster! 

Friday, January 20, 2017

Field Trip to the White House!

Today with our kindergarten buddies we went on an adventure to the White House. We talked about what we would do if we were president and who we would want as our Vice President.

Friday, January 6, 2017

Happy New Year!

It's the new year and we have a new face in our classroom! Monica Petzold (Miss Petzold) is a student teacher from UVM that will be here until May with us. She is so excited to become a part of our team!

On January 16th there is no school for students because of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

As soon as we can find a child-friendly blog license kids will begin to blog. We will let parents know when to keep an eye out for that!

Now we are learning about famous Americans in class. We started off by looking at the Wright Brothers during read-a-loud. In the next week we will begin to talk about features of nonfiction texts that will help us when we read biographies.

In Math, we are learning about money. We are getting familiar with the different types of coins and how to use them to buy things.

Just a reminder that students should be reading every night at home, including weekends. This practice is so important!

For the past week we have been practicing team building through playing games. One of the games was to arrange ourselves in alphabetical order without talking. Our challenge was to communicate and help others without using our voices.

Learning a new Math game

Working with our Kindergarten buddies to make snowman masks

Where are our students? All I see are snowmen!

Team building games

Thursday, December 8, 2016

Nutrition and Updates

We have been talking about nutrition the last two weeks! We are attempting to put a fun game resource here on our blog! Please be patient if it doesn't work!

We have talked about the 2 Bite Club! Some children have come and told us about trying 2 bites of a new food.  Some there were surprised they actually liked the new food. If they didn't they were still willing to try 2 bites again at another time!

We have been learning about place value and how it helps us read and compare bigger numbers! We have been playing a fun game called Target in the classroom.  Ask your child about this game to play at home!

Monday, November 21, 2016

Winter is Here!

Now that winter has arrived, please be sure to send your child prepared for the colder weather.  When there is snow on the ground, please be sure to send in boots for your child to wear on the playground. If it is possible, please send in a pair of indoor shoes/sneakers your child can leave at school.  This saves your child from having to remember to bring shoes each day. It also helps to not have your child wearing their wet boots in our classroom.  We like to work on the floor and it helps to keep the wet and mud outside our room.

We will be working on telling time and place value in the next few weeks.  Please play with clocks and practice telling time to the hour at home.  Be sure to point out the hour and minute hand on the clocks.

We will be talking about nutrition and how to look for foods that keep our bodies healthy! We will start off with the 5 food groups and then learn what each does for us!