Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Reading choices

During our reading block time, scholars rotate from 3 stations. Each day scholars have time to read to self, work with a teacher and listen to reading.  The scholars seem to enjoy having different options during our morning activities. 

Friday, September 25, 2015

It's Friday

Friday letters are coming home again.  Please read your letter with your scholar.  They have written two sentences about activities in our classroom.  Please write back and send the notebooks back to school.

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Working hard!

Scholars are working hard on their reading skills with Raz-kids. Awesome job!  

Crazy Hair Day

We celebrated all of our positive behavior with a school-wide crazy hair day.  What a fun day filled with learning.  Great job scholars. 

Friday, September 18, 2015


Over the summer I found  an interesting article about Monarchs.  Today we released out butterfly. We are hoping it travels far before the weather turns cooler. 

Monarch Butterfly Information

first grade readers

 I am so impressed with how our first graders are all reading and enjoying books. Scholars in this class often choose to look at books and read with friends when transitioning from one activity to the next.  And one of the most favourite times of our day is when I read out loud to them.
Homework is coming home today with the focus of students spending time reading, either on their own or with another person.  

Hopes and Dreams Video

Thanks for attending our Back to School night. Here is the link to video of all the first graders sharing their Hopes and Dreams.  

           Hopes and Dreams for first grade

Field trip

We had a fantastic trip at Shelburne Farms yesterday.  We all participated in one part of  the pizza ingredient making process. Once the dough, sauce and cheese were prepared we shared our ingredients and made our own pizzas. What a beautiful day on the farm. Thanks to Shelburne Farms and to all the parent volunteers. 

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Math Games

Today during our afternoon math time, the scholars paired up and played double compare.  This is a great game to play at home. Scholars each chose two cards and then added them up.  The player that had the greater total would collect all 4 cards.  We have been incorporating many math terms, such as greater than, less than and equal.  

As groups finished we started an independent activity call "add it up". When scholars are finished with their math jobs, they work to make as many different equations that they can.   I am noticing what wonderful mathematicians I have in this classroom.