Monday, April 14, 2014


 Last week we planted grass seeds and made "Grassbert."  We were excited to come to school this morning and see he had hair!
 Today it was time to give him a haircut.
I wonder how long it will take before he needs another trim?!?!

Friday, April 4, 2014

Apple Pie

We learned all about Johnny Appleseed this week.  On Friday, we made a caramel apple pie.  
First, we read all of the directions.
Then, we worked with a partner and followed the recipe as we made our caramel apple pie. 
 Off to the kitchen they go!
Yum, yum!  They look delicious!
Finally, we did an informative writing about making our caramel apple pies. 

Thursday, March 13, 2014

If You Give a Moose a Muffin

This week we read a lot of stories by Laura Numeroff.  We worked on our comprehension skills by searching for realism and fantasy in her stories.  We also spent time working on cause and effect.  On Thursday we made muffins after we read her story If You Give a Moose a Muffin.
First, we read the directions and assigned each person two jobs.
Next, we mixed all of our ingredients. 
Then, we poured the batter into the muffin tins and put them in the oven.
Finally!  It was time to eat our muffins!  We reviewed narrative writing by writing a story following the BME plan we learned earlier in the year.  Students worked hard to get their temporal words in their stories!

Wednesday, March 12, 2014


The class did such an awesome job this morning of following expectations!  To celebrate such a great morning, we had lunch in the classroom and they LOVED it!  Keep up the good work first graders!

Friday, March 7, 2014

Community Reader

To end our celebration of Dr. Seuss week, we had a member from the community come to our classroom and read to us.
Thank you Donna!  We enjoyed listening to the stories you shared with us!

Thursday, February 20, 2014

Olympic Opening Ceremony

We held our very own Winter Olympics at MAES this year!  Here we are at the Opening Ceremony:
 Mrs. Heier's class handed the torch off to our class.
 Here we are on the way to the gym.
 Go TEAM Germany!
 All the classes showed a lot of excitement and pride as we entered the gym!
 Finally, the Olympic torch is lit.  Let the games begin!

Friday, January 24, 2014

Flat Stanley

This week we read the story about Flat Stanley.  We couldn't believe he was flattened by his bulletin board!  It was fun to listen to all the adventures he went on, but now it's time for our very own Flat Stanley to have some fun!
 Here we are writing a letter on the back of our Flat Stanley.
 We were all smiles before we folded him to fit in our envelope!  :)
And they are off!  We can't wait to start getting some mail back real soon!