Friday, October 3, 2014

First Week of October

In our classroom we are:

  • unfreezing the characters in our writing
  • using tally marks to create a graph
  • creating and solving number stories
  • filling up our reader's backpack with strategies we can use
  • observing and comparing caterpillars and moth larve
  • wondering about the acorns in the school yard and how they may change
  • adding soil to the first grade garden that we made in our compost bin
  • using our social smarts
  • building our reading stamina
  • practicing math fact fluency by playing around the world

 Important October Dates

  • Christopher Columbus Sail-a-thon on Friday, October 10th.  Please return your boats on this date.
  • No school on Monday, October 13th - Columbus Day
  • Field Trip to the Scamman Farm Corn Maze is Friday, October 16th.  A permission slip will be sent home on Monday with more details.  All chaperones are welcome.  There will be a fee of $5.00.
  • Picture Retakes are Tuesday, October 28th.
  • Early Release on October 29th- Dismissal at 12:50 Parent teacher conferences
  • Fall Festival - Friday, October 31st.  We will need some parent volunteers!  If you would like to join us, let me know.  Stay tuned for more details..
  • Early Release on November 7th- Dismissal at 12:50 Parent teacher conferences

Keeping track of our thinking in our Science journals.

Letting the butterflies go!

Our first Mystery Reader

Happy Birthday!

Playing with snacks.

Creating Seals out of clay!

We predicted what would decay first.

We touched the very slimy banana peel and apple slices.  The only part of the peach left was the seed!

We used the compost to add to the soil in  the first grade garden.

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