Thursday, April 30, 2015

Mrs. Shipman

The first grade students have sure enjoyed their weekly lessons with Mrs. Shipman.  This week we have been learning about engineering.  Students built their own towers with a deck of cards while remembering, "It's All About the Base."

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Junior Achievement

Our class has been enjoying our Junior Achievement sessions with Mrs. Hupf.  She has been coming in weekly to teach us about communities and families.  Today we learned about maps and even created our own map to show where our families needs and wants are located within the community.

Friday, March 13, 2015

Board Games

Our class had board game day Friday for having such outstanding behavior and filling up the ten frame!  We had fun playing our favorite games from home with our friends.

 We were all smiles playing Ady's game.
 One group decided to play Monopoly.
Hungry Hippo was a favorite!

Friday, March 6, 2015

Dr. Seuss Week

We read all sorts of books by Dr. Seuss this week to celebrate his birthday.  On Friday we all brought in our favorite Dr. Seuss book and had a Read-a-thon. 

Monday, January 26, 2015

John Coy

We had an awesome opportunity to learn all about being an author.  John Coy visited our school and presented to our class on Monday.  
Mrs. Retzer did a fantastic job of organizing the John Coy visit.  Before his visit, she also read many of the books he has published to the students.
Here Mr. Coy is showing us his first copy of Night Driving.  We learned how an author has to work on their story over and over again to get it just right.
 John Coy also read us his story Hoop Genius.  Thank you so much for your visit Mr. Coy!  We enjoyed it!

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

The Doorbell Rang

 We read the story The Doorbell Rang by Pat Hutchins.  It was definitely a class favorite!  We had a nice surprise when the high school students came down to act it out for us. 
Do you see Santa?  He was even at the door when the doorbell rang!
After the high school students acted it out, we had a chance to do it.  It sure was fun!

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Nonfiction Text Features

We have been busy learning about text features in all the nonfiction books we are reading.  Today we had a scavenger hunt and looked in our book to see if it had captions, photographs, headings, table of contents, and labels.
 Here we are searching for text features in our books.