Thursday, February 18, 2016

Save the Date!

First-grade families are invited to a potluck in the RES cafeteria on Thursday, March 17th from 5:30-6:30, RES will provide plates and utensils. Please bring a dish to share!   We have created this form so that we have an idea of how many people plan on attending.  This is an opportunity for families to get together in a casual atmosphere  We hope you can make it.

                                                                    potluck rsvp

Appetizers or Side Dishes (Last Name G-P)

Main Courses (Last Name Q-Z)

Desserts (Last Name A-F)

Drinks (3)

Extra exciting day

Scholars in Mrs.Lister’s class
have earned
stuffy, movie and extra choice day!

The scholars read for 120 hours at home. To celebrate this awesome achievement, we will have an extra special day tomorrow.  Please allow your scholar to bring in a small stuffed friend to spend the day in our classroom.

Great work first graders!

Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Flynn Workshop

Today, we had a Flynn Workshop, pre-teaching about our upcoming trip to the Cat in the Hat.  The scholars had a chance to act with their voices and their bodies.  They had a chance to see photographs of the Flynn theater and hear about some expectations during our field trip. The workshop today was so much fun. Thanks, Darcie Rankin, for setting this up for the first-grade team!

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

combinations of 10 and Xtramath

Today, first-grade scholars were focused on making combinations of 10 in the game "Make 10".  Scholars worked with a partner and they took turns finding 2 cards from the game board that equaled 10.  Also, during our math block, scholars accessed "xtramath" on the iPads and laptops.   It was a fun, productive and engaging math block.

Monday, February 1, 2016


The first graders have been very busy measuring. Last week we measured with different units. Today, we collected  data, strictly using craft sticks.  After some friendly discussions, the scholars had to determine the length of the animal jumps. After that, the scholars had to organize their animal jumps from longest to shortest.