November 21, 2017: STEM Turkey Hideout. Look for your child's picture and listen for their voice. We used 3 different materials to build a shelter to hide our turkeys and keep them safe during Thanksgiving!!
October 31, 2017
Candy Towers: STEM project. Look for your child's creation. Their name will be under their tower!
Sept 19, 2017
Nature walk pictures are posted! Ask your child about the plants and animals that we saw today! Our observations range from berries to woodpeckers and much more in between!
September 7, 2017
Thank you to those parents who joined us last night for Information Night. Here is the link to sign up for November conferences. http://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090e49a9ab23a4ff2-november
Tomorrow we have our first Nature Walk; we will be collecting insects, plants, and water to create a terrarium for our classroom. Stay tuned! Check out pictures in the "Science" tab above!
Welcome to First Grade!! I am so excited for this school year. Please use this website to get information about upcoming events, past discoveries, pictures, and good laughs! Can't wait to meet you all and to kick off our year together!
All my best,
Hammonasset: June 1, 2017
May 19, 2017
First Grade is winding down!! We have been preparing for our trip to Hammonasset on June 1. Our focus is tide pools. Ask your child what plants and animals live in tide pools. Looking forward to seeing you all on Dance Festival this Thursday!
Peabody Museum Field Trip
March 9, 2017
March 3, 2017
In honor of Dr. Seuss' Birthday and Read Across America Day, we all read a page from The Cat in the Hat and recorded our voices. This aligns with our reading units, as our newest strategy is to do audio recordings and listen to audio recordings to hear how great our reading is. Audio recordings allow the students to listen to their own fluency and fluency of their peers. Have fun listening to our shortened version of The Cat in the Hat!
March 2017- First Grade Newsletter
We have started Mystery Science Explorations and Activities. The first one we did was titled "Why do birds have beaks?" Students used straws and cups to resemble a bird's beak and a duck's beak to explore which beak was best for picking up food (cut up straws) and avoiding eating rocks (beans). Students had to put as much food into their stomachs (cups) as they could in 20 seconds.
January 17, 2017
Take a look in our Science Tab to watch and listen to our STEM project- snowball towers! Do you recognize your child's voice?!
Nature walk pictures will be posted soon!
Health will be starting next week, Friday, January 27th!
Stay warm :)
December 8, 2016
First Grade December Newsletter!! Stay tuned for pictures of our December STEAM explorations. Ask your child how their parachute worked for helping Santa land safely and smoothly! See you next week at the Holiday Concert!
November 23, 2016
Wishing everyone a happy and safe Thanksgiving! I have just added pictures from our November STEAM explorations on the Science tab of this website and we are doing a third one today! Looking forward to seeing you all at conferences next week!
November 9, 2016
October 25, 2016
Happy Fall!! Please check the updated Nature Walk tab on our website to see the latest scenes from our beautiful walk. I have also created a "Science" tab to share our Fall-themed projects and experiments we have done so far in October; there are more to come!!
Looking forward to seeing families on Friday for our Halloween festivities. The parade is at 2:30. Math facts and sight words are continuously being sent home on Mondays. Additional math homework will begin shortly to further practice the relationship between addition and subtraction.
Enjoy the fall weather!
October 5, 2016
First grade is in full swing! We are learning about reading habits in our literacy blocks each day. Ask your child what some of their reading habits are. In math, we are becoming very familiar with math vocabulary such as plus sign, equal sign, addends, and addition sentence. Ask your child to write an addition sentence for you!
Homework will begin Monday, Sept, 26...stay tuned for more information. Pictures from Nature Walks have been added to the website. Look for the Nature Walk page in the Menu Tab!
Have fun at the Durham Fair!
Welcome to First Grade! I am very excited to start this adventure with you. There are so many new topics to learn and explore while having fun along the way. I am so happy to be sharing my first year of teaching first grade with all of you. I have been very busy this summer with family and friends as well as setting up our new classroom in Room 12. Looking forward to a great year and I can't wait to meet all of you and your families!