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Saturday, October 18, 2014

Art with Ms. Liz

We were able to do a very fun fall art project with Ms. Liz.  The students and I had a blast creating our fall pictures.  The students used actual leaves as inspiration for this fun project.

A big thanks to Liz for coming up with the wonderful art lesson, as well as the creative movement piece before the art.  We loved it, thank you!!

Tuesday, September 16, 2014


We have been learning about the scientific method!  Here are a couple of our experiments.

Coke and Mentos

Backing soda mixed with different liquids

Monday, September 8, 2014


We have been using  computers in the classroom!  Currently we have been working on both math and reading.  As the year continues we will start working on typing skills.  When we type we will do our best to stay in home row. 

If you would like to use Raz Kids at home my user name is mroyi, then your child just needs to click on their name.

In order for the kiddos to get onto IXL Math the child needs to type in their first name and last initial followed by 950 in the username area, then the password is 1234.  If you are new to the school then your user name for IXL is a little different.  New kiddos type in their first name and entire last time followed by 950.  My user name would be: melissar950.

Please feel free to practice both reading and math at home!

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

First Day of School!

Today was the first day of first grade.  We went over the classroom rules and procedures.  It felt like I was talking a lot!  It was a great first day and the kiddos had fun in art with Ms. Catherine.

Friday, February 14, 2014

Valentine's Day

I have not posted for awhile... we have been busy in first grade!!  Yesterday was the Valentine's Day Tea and the students had a blast.  Today we are working on Valentine's Day math.  The kiddos are enjoying measuring and graphing their candy hearts. 

I hope everyone enjoys the three day weekend!

Friday, November 22, 2013


We are busy in first grade.  We wrote turkey stories this last week. We wrote from the turkey prospective.  Students had to think like a turkey and provide reasons that they should not be eaten. 

Additonally, we made turkeys were we had to count by 5s for the feathers.
On another note, in science we are learning about about germs in science.  We are doing our best not to spread our germs!

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

End of October

Math:  We are finishing up our addition math unit.  In this unit students learned many different ways to add numbers.  We learned:
1. Counting on a number line
2. Grabbing a number and counting up
3. Doubles
5. Doubles plus one or doubles minus one
6. We can add in any order

Following our addition math unit, we will be learning subtraction strategies.

Reading:  We are continuing to read stories.  The focus of our reading is to question what we have read, evaluate what we have read, and predicting before, during, and after reading.  In the month of October, Students will receive a Pizza Hut coupon for reading at home.  The more we read the better readers we will become.

Writing:  This month our writing has had a Halloween theme.  Students wrote an acrostic poem using a Halloween theme.  We also write a candy corn poem which the students loved.

Science:  We are wrapping up our senses theme this week in school.  We learned more about sight, touch, hearing, smell and taste.  As a class we decided that we do not like really dark chocolate because it is bitter.

Social Studies:  We are continuing to work in our School Community notebooks.  So far we have learned about Mr. Heywood, Ms. Diane and Ms. Carrie Ann.