Monday, May 21, 2018

150 Smiles!!!!

150 Smiles!!!

The 1st grade students have been working really hard to make positive choices at school.  Throughout the school year we have earned 158 smiles so far.  That's terrific!
Today I surprised the children with a Magic School Bus Returns video and root beer floats or orange dreamsicle floats.  









1st Grade Music Concert

1st Grade Music Concert





Thank you to Mrs. Dillahunt for all of her hard work to prepare such a wonderful concert filled with great songs.

Sunday, May 6, 2018

Writing Celebration

Writing Celebration 

We enjoyed sharing our nonfiction writing with Mrs. Westphal's 1st grade class.  








Monday, April 9, 2018

Spring Celebration

1st Grade Spring Celebration


                                             Playing the Egg Hunt Game





                                        Hunting for eggs with our 4th Grade buddies




                      Completing fun spring activities with our 4th grade buddies


Monday, March 12, 2018

1st Grade Black-Out Party

The first graders have worked really hard to make good choices as a whole class.  Last week, after we earned our 100th sticker for our great behavior, we voted on how we should celebrate.  The idea that won our vote was having a “black-out party.” The children brought in small flashlights, glow sticks, and some students even wore glow in the dark clothing.  The children had a fantastic time shining their flashlights on my book, When Charlie McButton Lost Power.  They also had fun dancing to several Go Noodle songs while shining their flashlights on the ceiling and received a glow stick necklace from me to help celebrate our great choices.  Mrs. Starr even came in and joined in our fun!  




Tuesday, March 6, 2018

Dr. Seuss Celebration

We had such a fun-filled week celebrating Dr. Seuss and his wonderful writing.  We had a dress-up theme to match one of his books each day.  We were also lucky to have a guest reader visit our room each day to read a Dr. Seuss book to us.  

On Friday, the 1st graders met with their 4th grade buddies to read a Dr. Seuss poem, talk about rhyming words and search for them/highlight them within the poem.  It's fun to study authors and their writing craft! 

The students are currently learning about opinions and persuading a reader by writing a letter sharing their opinion about one of Dr. Seuss' books and their reasons for why you should read it.  The 1st graders are really working hard!  


"What Pet Would You Get?"

 Mr. Nelson

 Mrs. Starr

Mrs. Rupnow

 Dr. Gunderson

"Dress Like A Book Character"

 Cat in the Hat and Fox in Socks

Mr. McMahon

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

100th Day of School Celebration

Hip, Hip Hooray!
It's the 100th Day!

Last week Monday, the first graders celebrated their 100th day of learning.  We enjoyed many fun activities.

*We shared our ways to make the number 100.  
*We had a great time listening to stories which focused on the 100th day of school.
*We worked on various skip counting patterns to reach the number 100.
*We completed a hidden picture puzzle by solving math facts.
*We completed a fun 100 Day graphing activity.  This activity also helped us to review 
 shape names and color words.

We really had a great day!  😊