Wednesday, December 16, 2015

The BEST ticket in town!

To learn about different winter holidays, we created a Holiday Museum.  Each class studied different holidays and tomorrow will teach the other classes.  Because we love you, we want you to get a sneak peak at the HOTTEST TICKET IN TOWN!  Check out these wonderful exhibits that were created from nothing.  The kids researched, planned, and created!

The Before...

The during...

The After...

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

It didn't snow, but it was sure a WHITE OUT!

Well Frosty didn't make it snow, but we sure did have a WHITE OUT in First Grade!  Last week we mailed a letter to Frosty asking for it to snow.  Today he answered with a chilly letter straight from the North Pole.

We started the day learning about snowflakes and why they are special.  We wrote  about why we are special and cut our own snowflake!

Later, we build snow castles filled with all kind of sweet treats!

We made snow and played with it in the yard!  Maybe not enough for a snow angel, but it sure felt good in our hands.

We finished the day with an old fashion snow ball fight!

And warmed up with a little treat and Frosty the snowman movie!

Thank you for helping us bring a little chilly fun to the year!

Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Using a 10 Frame

Today we used 10 frames to add by making 10 and then adding the extra.  Check out Micah working a problem.

Monday, December 7, 2015

Adding by making 10!

We are learning how to add numbers to 20 by making 10 and then adding the extra ones. I have solved a problem for you to check out.  Please remember, we are learning the process.   Most all the kids can solve the problem, but we want them to show how they did it.   This will help us when we start to add numbers that are larger and have more groups of 10.


Friday, December 4, 2015

Live from the COOL AID CORNER

What better way to show understanding than to teach others...

Check out our latest reports.  Thanks from our special reporters Mackenzie and George!  You will need to copy and paste the link into your browser.

George reports on Magnets

Special Report from MacKenzie

Thursday, December 3, 2015

HO HO HO! Happy Donations!

It was great seeing the kids' hearts full as they donated to Toys For Tots.  Santa helps!

Fun Run Fun!

It was a beautiful day for a little run!  Thank you for supporting our sister school and making it a fun day for our kids.  Ms. Andrews and I even took a lap (I need to run with the kids more - much faster pace).

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Thankful... are we

Today we had a great treat, a very special mystery reader that I am thankful for...Mr. Johnson

We took turn sharing what we are thankful for, here are a few ideas.

Kyle- school

Emma - Mrs. Johnson

George - my friends

Grant - my family

Grace - My Family

Heidi - my dog

Zoe - my family

Lexi - food

Reese - "I am thankful for God"

Cash - a star

Katherine - God

Tonio - life

Audrey - family

Micah - my family

Miles - my Mommy and Dad

Cameron - my dog

Maddie  -  my house

MacKenzie - "the people that I love"

Mrs. Johnson - the health of my family and my sweet class.

Wednesday, November 11, 2015


Live from the Cool Aid Corner, a breaking update on the foundation of addition!

Thanks to our special reporter, Joshua!

Check it out on You Tube...

Monday, November 9, 2015

Field Day Fun...Super Hero Power!

The rain held out for a fun day, and even though we didn't win...the SUPER HERO POWERS were strong!  It was a great day of learning to be a team, working on gross motor coordination and so much more!  Thank you to all the parents that helped make our day great.  From noise makers to was OUT OF THIS WORLD AMAZING!

Friday, October 30, 2015

Live from the COOL AID CORNER

Today we are starting an ongoing project that will allow students to share their learning.  The COOL AID CORNER was open for reporting and Joshua told us all about addition.  This was a greater way to show deeper thinking, because he had to show and explain the thinking.  Be sure to check back for the live broadcast!

More students will have an opportunity to report on their learning.  My goal is to have it as a learning station for kids to use every day.  It will take time to get there, but this is a great example of learning!

Monday, October 26, 2015

Look at the HEAT!

Today we learned that solids can change to a liquid all with heat!  Be sure to ask about how we got the solid crayons to change to the liquids. 

When they cooled off, Miles said "as soon as it dried up it changed to a solider again, because it wasn't moving"

Friday, October 23, 2015


Mater is anything that takes up space and has mass.  Today we were Matter Investigators.  We used the i-touches to hunt in the school for solid matter that has different properties.  In the class we looked at different liquids and recorded their properties!  Way to go Miss B - great way to put matter in a real world situation.

Friday, October 16, 2015

Learning in the Field!

It is always fun to do things different, and today was no different!

We had a great trip to the Children's Museum and the BIG Hill.  We learned about motion, matter, and Communities.  All things that directly link to what we are doing in our room.  Thank you for making it a great day.

Using our 5 Senses!

Does something smell good?

Last Friday we finished up learning about our senses by making Apple Sauce! It was a yummy way to learn and it made our room smell wonderful.  Great way to bring in FALL.