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Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Collage Portaits

We completed our last art lesson in first grade last week.  Students were asked to tear colored paper to create their faces, lips and noses.  The rest of the features were done using scissors to cut the shapes.  Check out our unique portraits!  Oh, and check out our room during collage creating and after our human vaccuum challenge!  Way to go first graders!

Monday, May 20, 2013

Poetry Sharing with Our 3rd Grade Buddies

On Friday we finished up our Poetry Unit by sharing our List Poems with Mrs. Saufferer's and Mrs. Tornell's 3rd grade class.  Thanks 3rd grade buddies for allowing us to share our poems with you.  You were a respectful aduience and asked lots of great questions.  Thanks V for helping make this a success! Take a look at a few pics from our time in 3rd grade.

Field Trip to the Landscape Arboretum

On Wednesday we were able to attend a Ready, Set, Grow program where we learned about different animal's habitats, plants and insects.  We finished up our trip up with a picnic lunch outside in the sun and a class picture.  If you have a chance to bring your child back, it is a lot of fun to walk around the Arboretum and go on the different hiking trails.  Take a peek at a few of our pics from the day.
Fun in the greenhouse and nature area

We got to see a ladybug up close under the camera

Class Trip to the Landscape Arboretum 2013

Monday, May 13, 2013

Magnet Fun

Today first graders were able to explore and discover magnets.  They were given magnet bars with North and South Poles, many magnetic and non-magnetic objects and some friends to explore with.  Many students discovered so much more than I expected and it was fun to see them teaching and learning from each other.  Here are so pictures of our explorations.

Happy Mother's Day Moms

Our first graders were so proud to create Time Magazines for their moms this week.  The magazine cover story was about their mom receiving the "Mother of the Year Award".  They had so much fun creating portraits of their moms (many of which actually resembled their beautiful moms!) and wrote a story about their moms earning, receiving and celebrating the award.  Way to go first graders and Happy Mother's Day moms!

Happy Birthday Book

We celebrated CK's birthday in our class on Wednesday.  CK brought in a fun book to read to the class.  What a fun way to celebrate a student's birthday at school!

Creating Our Butterfly Life Cycle Collages

After observing and taking photos of the different stages of the butterfly life cycle, first graders were able to create their own life cycle collage on the Pic Collage app.  Here are some of their personalized collages.



Monday, May 6, 2013

Act of Kindness

Some of you may have seen the clip on Kare 11 news about the little girl name June.  She is in the hospital battling for her life.  Her parents wanted to let her know how much she is loved so they asked viewers to send June some decorated hearts to let her touch and hang up in her hospital room.  My first graders watched the clip on the news and fell in love with little June.  They spent a long time making their hearts just perfect for June.  We mailed them off and are happy to know that they are hanging up in June's hospital room cheering her up each and every day.  Check out the clip on Kare 11.

Here are our hearts we sent her way.

May Day Baskets

First Graders learned about May Day and the fun of leaving a surprise basket at someone's doorstep.  Check out some of their creations!

Math Patterns and Designs

Here are some of our recent patterns and designs during math tools creation time.



Unifix Cube Checkers Board!


Butterfly Symmetry

Students have been learning about and observing butterflies.  We decided it would be fun to integrate some math into our butterfly study.  We learned about symmetry.  The students each decorated one side of a butterfly, then they traded with a friend.  Each student matched the other side of their friend's butterfly to create a symmetrical butterfly.  Here are the partners and their beautiful creations!