Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Halloween Reader's Theater!

What a great job these first graders did! Sit back, relax, and enjoy!

The Little Old Lady Who Was Not Afraid Of Anything:

Big Pumpkin:

Monday, October 24, 2011

Pumpkin Experiment Update!

Lookie what we found this morning!!

A pumpkin sprout in our pumpkin! Our hypothesis was correct! It happened very fast over the weekend, and only took 9-10 days to sprout. The kids were so excited...and the teacher was too. :)

Trip To The Pumpkin Patch!

Enjoy the pictures from the pumpkin patch! It was a bit chilly, but we had a lot of fun. A big thank you to the parents that joined us!

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Oooooh, Scary!!

Enjoy our very best scary faces!

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Continent Review StudyCast!

Students will be tested on the continents on Friday! Watch the StudyCast to review!

Skype Story Time!

We had a special guest reader on Tuesday --- Noah's dad, Nathaniel! He read the story Piggie Pie via Skype. This worked out so well and we really enjoyed this funny story!

If you know of someone who would like to read to us over Skype, please let me know!

Friday, October 14, 2011

Class Photographer - Camryn!

Camryn took pictures of classmates during the Daily 5!

Ronin and Caitlynn spell sight words with Scrabble tiles.

Ishta found a cozy spot to read during Read to Self!

Reagan and Ella are really into their book!

TreaAnna found a friend to read to!

Caleb is using one of our iPod Touches during Listen to Reading.

A Pumpkin Experiment (Class Photographer - Noah!)

We learned all about pumpkins this week to gear up for our fun field trip to the pumpkin patch!

We did a little experiment -- here was our question and hypothesis:

First, Mrs. Mathes cut a hole in the top of the pumpkin. We left all of the pulp and seeds inside.

Next, we scooped soil into the pumpkin.

Then, we watered the soil.

We put the pumpkin near a window and observe daily. Our hypothesis is that a pumpkin plant will sprout. We will have to wait patiently and see!

Noah, our classroom photographer, took these pictures!

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Unit 2 Math StudyCast!

The math review StudyCast for Unit 2 is up! I had to break this into 2 Parts.

It will be helpful for your student to have a pencil and paper ready, and to show them where the pause button is so they can pause when they need to.

Good luck on the test'll rock it! Comment below if you watched!

Part 1:

Part 2:

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Our Weather Forecasts!

Here is the project we did to culminate our weather unit in science. Great job, guys!



















Recess Podcast

Listen as Noah, Ronin, Ella and Sierra tell you all about recess -- from rules to favorite things to do. These students did a fantastic job producing this podcast. Enjoy!

Sunday, October 2, 2011

On Cloud Nine!

We wrapped up our fantastic unit of study on weather with a week studying clouds! The students learned the 4 main types of clouds -- cumulus, cirrus, stratus, and cumulonimbus....but they also learned what cirro, strato, and alto mean when talking about clouds.

We've really been enjoying some fabulous weather, but it was not so conducive to cloud inspecting! Can you believe we only had 1 day last week with clouds in the sky! We took out our official cloud inspectors and got to work identifying the clouds in the sky. These will eventually go home, but we need to use them at school for just a couple more days. :)

OOH! Look! A cirrus cloud!

Cloud inspecting takes a lot of concentration.

Future meteorologists!

Then we had some fun during explorations, and made cloud dough! Once you feel this stuff, you'll know why it's called cloud dough. It's oh-so-soft and lots of fun!

It might look like ice cream...but don't eat it!