Thursday, March 29, 2012

Celebrations, Recognitions, & Revelations!!!

The last two weeks have flown by.

Yesterday we were able to celebrate the student's hard work. Every 9 weeks we gather the entire grade level and honor their hard work. My favorite awards are the Respect Reward and the Achievement Award! Each are earned by going above and beyond, either by setting an example of self control and responsibility or making an improvement in something! Way to go CLASS!!!

The week would not be complete with out a heartfelt thank to our sweet Mrs. Clarkson. Each student created a page "If you were a book your title would be ..." and why they think that. We finished it off by making a book for her to keep. My favorite book title, and I am sure if published would be a best seller, The Helper. Mrs. Clarkson we will miss your sweet smile and willingness to always teach us something. THANK YOU!!!

You may have heard me say that light bulb moments happen all the time in first grade, but this time of the year ideas and thoughts are snapping like fireworks. This week we were working on problem solving, kids used their visualization skills (a reading strategy) to create pictures and discuss (their oral language) what they wanted to do, their editing skills to write what they knew, and their math knowledge to bring it all together. It was great to see all the little lights burning!

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