This week our class had a visit from some fire fighters from the New Salem Volunteer Fire Department! Our own school custodian, Mr. Coons brought fire fighter Brook and fire fighter Victoria to teach us all about fire safety and prevention. We had a great time going on the fire truck and learning about all the special equipment on board!
This week we also had our first Writing Celebration! During the launch of our writer's workshop we worked hard to write and illustrate stories. We enjoyed sharing our own stories as well as listening to our classmate's stories.
Pumpkin 3 had the most seeds...455!! Way to go to all the 1st graders for counting so high by 10's!!
First graders enjoyed taking a very close look at each of our 4 pumpkins! We were all amazed at just how different they were. During our investigation, we were able to:
We used helpful hints from the book How Many Seeds In a Pumpkin to help us with our predictions! We learned that the darker color and the number of lines on the pumpkin can help us guess which has the most seeds. We all predict that either pumpkin 3 or 4 will have the most seeds!
TJ was our first flag helper! Each day one first grader will work with two fourth graders and Mr. Bob, our custodian, to raise the flag in front of our school!
Happy Birthday to Alessandra, Ellie, and Abby!
Our class celebrated 3 birthdays this month-3 days in a row! Alessandra, Ellie, and Abby's families planned a fun and crafty celebration filled with t-shirt painting outside by the creek! What fun!
Our class also had it's first MYSTERY READER! Thanks for surprising us, Mrs. Hunt, and for reading Felicity Floo Visits the Zoo and Bear Feels Sick. We loved them both!
CONGRATULATIONS, FIRST GRADERS!
We have had 2 straight weeks with 100% homework club acceptance! Keep it up!
Our class learned all about 2D/Flat shapes today! We reviewed the names rectangle, square, circle, triangle, hexagon and trapezoid and looked around the room to find examples of each shape from the ceiling to the floor! We read the book Icky Bug Shapes and learned that we can find these 2D shapes all around us in nature, too.
Be sure to check out the CHALLENGE! section of the website to participate in a fun weekend shape hunt!
Meet Our Reading Buddies!
We had a great meeting with our buddies from Mrs. Peek and Ms. Newkirk's 3rd grade class today and last week. We are enjoying getting to know our new friends!
Enjoy the last official weekend