Monday, January 28, 2013

Number Stories with iPads

We are learning to tell and solve number stories in math. Last week, students used the iPads to illustrate and write their own number story.

Friday, January 25, 2013

Book Reviews - Reading Rainbow Style!

Remember the show Reading Rainbow? I always loved when the kids would give a book talk on a favorite always made me want to run to the library to check it out! Check out this awesome group of first graders and the books they recommend. Enjoy!

Monday, January 14, 2013

Antonym Fun!

We read The Foot Book and picked out all of the antonyms. Then the students paired up, traced feet, and came up with their own antonym pairs.

Sunday, January 6, 2013

Grinch Day Fun!

Random Acts of Kindness

During our last week of school before the holiday break, our class did some Random Acts of Kindness.

On Monday, we made cards for 2 very special people in our school -- Mrs. Brackey and Mr. Sass.

On Tuesday, we drew encouraging notes to the 2nd grade classes and while they were at PE and Music, we cleaned their desks, left the notes and put a little Hershey's kiss on each student's desk.

On Wednesday, we made Christmas cards for residents at an area nursing home. We were told that they residents LOVED the cards and just knowing that someone was thinking about them.

On Wednesday, we also made snowflakes for the new Sandy Hook school in Connecticut. The CT PTA organization was organizing an effort to collect snowflakes from all over to turn the new school into a "winter wonderland" when students return to their school after break. Just one small way that made us feel like we were somehow helping those precious children.