We had so much FUN celebrating friendship AND ‘100 Days Smarter’ this Valentine’s Day!  The children LOVED decorating their tissue boxes, and took so much pride in their creations!  Every year on this day, I enjoy seeing what my students will come up with for their card holders – and this class did not disappoint …
The children were great at keeping their Secret Santa friend a surprise all week!  On Thursday, we wrapped the gifts (books) we chose for our Secret Santa.  I do not give any directions for the actual wrapping part, I simply cut the paper and children have to work together to figure out the best way. …
It was a great Field Trip to the Michigan Science Center for our First Graders! I was very proud of my class for their good behavior.  The children were so excited, and thankful too, once back at school.  Later in the classroom, I heard many of them talking amongst each other, saying how it was …
Happy Turkey Day!  Gobble Gobble! <3 ` SaveSave SaveSave SaveSave SaveSave SaveSave
The ‘Crayon Box Fairy’ made a special delivery to brighten our classroom this Halloween! I hope the children enjoy their personalized boxes (with the design/color of their choice!), and can use their original boxes for writing at home! 🙂 From space, sports, dinosaurs, and animals – I love how the designs/colors that students chose reflect …
Pumpkin math, a special visitor (Mrs. Chromicz is so cool! Our classroom pumpkin looked great thanks to her carving expertise!), costume parade, and Happy Halloween from my family to yours! 🙂 SaveSave SaveSave SaveSave SaveSave SaveSave
This week we started our Opinion Writing Unit! We read ‘Hey Little Ant’ and discussed our opinions: Should the kid save the ant, or should the kid squish the ant? Students are working on writing their opinions – and at least two reasons to support their opinion – in the form of a book! We …
Happy October! Beginning of the year testing has come to an end, and we are getting into the swing of our ‘Reading Groups’ routine in the classroom this week!  Your child should have brought home their Reading Bag (containing a few leveled books) and an October Reading Log this past Monday.  I have attached a …
Next week, our class will be participating in a school-wide rock painting activity to celebrate a successful first month of school! Please have your child bring a small rock to school by Friday, October 6th to paint during the celebration next week. The painted rock collections will be displayed throughout the front of our school …
Welcome First Grade Families!! It has been such a joy getting to know your precious children over the past couple of weeks! So far this year, I have observed this class to be very hard-working, lively, and kind. Your children put in their very best effort on class-work, and always seem to be looking out …
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