Friday, September 24, 2010

Today was Johnny Appleseed Day - By Katie and Friends

We learned about John Chapman. His nickname is Johnny Appleseed. He traveled around the new land planting apple seeds. Did you known that an apple seed is a pip. We do!

This is what we did...
Avery - "We made applesauce"
Andrew "the applesauce was awful"
Trischell "It taste like cinnamon"
Alexis "we investigated the apple sauce, by using our senses"
Elaina "the apples sauce was the best - I had 3 cups"
Harrison, Nicholas and Zachary. agree with Elaina

We had a fun day learning and investigating! Mrs. Johnson is going to add the pictures later this weekend (because she left the camera cord at home!)

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Words Their Way

I hope you had a great weekend! We enjoyed some nice down time with family. I am posting some pictures of kids working in their words-their-way (spelling) totes. This will be the last week that the entire class has the same list. We will be using their spelling inventory to place them in groups that directly addresses their needs! It is a great program, and provides a chance for every child to succeed at their level.

Thursday, September 16, 2010

It was awesome - by Harrison and friends!

Today was awesome because we got to do math tubs and learned new centers. Mr. Whisper made a showing at our door. He is big and yellow and he is the BEST (per Devin). Thank you Mr. Whisper is was nice working in a soft sound (per Jack).- he made us talk softly! We have our first spelling test tomorrow. We are all going to go home and study, but we are ready because we have worked with the words all week.. And best of all we did our best (per Alexis)!

Monday, September 6, 2010

Putting the Pieces Together...

Wow! It has been a wonderful 2 weeks. I thought I would put a picture of the newly decorated 1st grade area. Here are a few quotes from some of the kids about the first week and our new (temporary)building. Keep checking back as we post summaries of our days events!

Will said, "Everything is new...I loved it all!"

Jack said, "I love the games that 1st grade has"

Trischelle and Avery "loved eating"

Katie and Joseph wishes we could find the Gingerbread Man!

Andrew liked when we made a graph

Elaina liked the cookies that he Gingerbread Man left us!

Ellie likes art!

Nicholas thinks "we have come up with some great ideas about scientist"

Harrison, Karime, and Alexis "liked everything"