Thursday, February 5, 2015

More Winter Fun!

We have enjoyed decorating our classroom with snowmen and penguins!  The snowmen are from First Grade Blue Skies!  The penguins are from a pack that we use weekly from Babbling Abby!

Here are a few pictures of Sneezy the Snowman as he melted away and taught us about the states of matter-solid, liquid, gas!

We love to scroll!!!  Each child has begun a scroll.  For every 100 numbers that they write they will add a new sheet!  They are all anxious to see how far they can write!

Here is a peek at some of our latest math centers!

Ordering numbers from least to greatest!  My student LOVE Math Sticks!!  This is just one of the many activities from the very talented Raegan

We are participating in a Valentine Exchange that involves many different states and even a few other countries!  We will be sending ours (sample below) out this week.  We can't wait to see all of the ones that will come our way!  In the end, each child will get to take one home!  Thank you Janice for organizing this!

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Sneezy the Snowman!

Meet Sneezy the snowman.  Actually our "ice" man!  Sneezy was in our classroom to greet us this morning on our first day back!

As you can see, Sneezy has started to melt!  We are using him to learn about solids, liquids and gas!  

We can't wait to see what he looks like tomorrow morning!

Monday, November 3, 2014

COSI, Candy Science and More!

Last week, COSI came to visit!  We had a wonderful time conducting our own chemistry experiments! 

Back in the classroom, we conducted our own Candy Science Experiments!  What happens to gummy bears when they soak in water all night?

They grow!!

How about M&M's?  In just a few minutes, we were able to observe the color changes...AND LOOK!  The M slipped off and floated to the top!

Can you see the S from our Skittles?

During Math centers we have been hard at work adding!

This Boo Bump Game was a FREEBIE!  There are many other themed ones available as well!

We have also been working with tally marks and graphing too!  This is from Cara's Camping Capers Unit.  We will be using many of her activities from this unit in the next few weeks!

We are now ready to begin writing with a beginning, middle and end in mind!  We have been practicing with sequencing puzzles.

Last week we learned all about the sounds of th, sh and ch!  These are our Thinking Thumbs!

Sunday, October 26, 2014

October Fun!

We recently completed this FREE Write Around the Room activity. Here we had to search for words and match them with the rhyming pictures on our sheet. 

Here we complete this FREE Ten Frame Write Around the Room activity.  They had to read the ten frames and record the matching number. 

We have been hard at work on our writing!  Here we practiced our spacing with marshmallows!!

We have been practicing our place value skills in a variety of ways, such as using base 10 blocks.

In our interactive notebooks we practiced our double math facts with this FREEBIE.  

We began using our interactive Reading Notebooks last week.  We started out by practicing our rhyming words and the sound of /or/.  These wonderful pages are from this wonderful Phonics Interactive Notebook.

We also continue to work on reading and building CVC words.

The class LOVED our new Pin It Center!  We used it practice our spelling words!  You can find these awesome activities from The Teeny Tiny Teacher.

Monday, October 6, 2014

The First Month of school....Long Post!

Wow!  It has been a LONG time since I last posted!  We had our first day of school on the day after Labor Day.  Since then, we have learned our routines and are doing pretty well with it!  

To start out, here are some activities from our first week of school.

We began our week by working in our math journals.  This is from Reagan's September Math Journal.  I love this product!  Here we compared our seahorses to the one that is colored.  We had to decide if each one was the same size or different.

Below is the poem we learned about using our quiet feet and lips when we walk down the hallway to our other classes.

Another day, we worked in our math journals again by asking our friends what their favorite animal is.

Next, they graphed their data.

Finally, they compared their graphs with each other.

We learned a lot about our Daily 5 routines.  We practiced Reading to Ourselves and...

with someone.

FREE Readers Workshop from Reagan.

This past week we worked a lot with tens frames.  We practiced by using our names!  I cannot remember where I got this from.  If you may know, please let me know so that I can give credit!

This is how our milk experiment started out. 

One of our Word Work activities was to practice sight words on our ipads.

During Working on Writing, we used our Writing Center to work on making lists.

We sure accomplished a lot during our first week!  I can't wait to see all that we can do during Week 2!

During Week 2 and 3, we were very busy learning our Daily 5 and Math Centers Routines.  Here is a glimpse at what we were up to!

We practiced our sight words on the ipads.

We used our made lists and cards at Work on Writing.

Counting On Game

A free One More/One Less Game by From the Pond.

More Math Journaling...

Tally Up Game

Ten Frames


PALS Lessons for phonics review.

We learned about Real Reading with a reading salad!  We not only need to read the text, but we need to THINK about what we are reading.  This lesson and others are from Tanny McGregor's Comprehension Connections' book.

Weekly Sight Word Art Project from Babbling Abby!

Writer's Workshop is well under way!

GoNoodle is a great way to get our wiggles out!  Especially on those rainy days.

We have been having so much fun with all of the wonderful Mo Willems' books!  Below are the Piggie and Elephant Puppets that we made.  We used these during Read to Self and Read to Someone time.  The kids had a blast acting out these fun stories!

We also had a lot of fun with our apple activities!  We made apple turnovers!

We also participated in many apple science and math activities.  Each child brought home an Interactive Apple Notebooks last week.

During our Math Centers we have been working hard on learning how to add objects and write number sentences.

(We even were allowed to write on the tables!)

We also participated in two National projects.  First off is the Oreo Challenge hosted by Projects by Jen.  Student estimated how many Oreos they could stack before it toppled over!  They were then given two attempts.  What fun!

Next, was our Letter Exchange hosted by First Grade Found Me!  Our class made MICE for the letter M!  We then each mailed our "letters" to other schools across the country.  In return, we have been receiving the rest of the alphabet from other schools.  We will share all of our letters once they have all arrived!