Sunday, September 15, 2019



School pictures are happening tomorrow for all First Graders!  Bring your best smile!!  😊

Thursday, September 12, 2019

Forest Time Thursday

We made our first trip out to the forest and our outdoor classroom space this morning and it was a great success!!  We listened to a book about the importance of taking care of the world around us and then took a few mindful minutes to just quietly notice the beauty and peacefulness of the spot we were in.  Next, students became detectives looking for and collecting small items from nature that will be used in an upcoming project.  Finally, we ended our time with some free exploration around this wonderful space.  They all had a blast and can't wait to go back out there!

Tuesday, September 10, 2019

Hopes and Dreams

We have been "hoping and dreaming" in First grade this week!  We read a couple of wonderful books that got us thinking about what our hopes and dreams for First Grade might be.  This group of students came up with some amazing ideas for goals that they hope to achieve this year.  We know that it might take a lot of work to achieve these hopes and dreams but we are all here to help each other be successful!

Friday, September 6, 2019

Highlights from Week 2 (Week of 9/3/19)

We had an amazing second week of first grade!!  It was full of many fun things including math activities, learning social cognition concepts, doing an "All About Me" project, reviewing and practicing "read to self", trying out different flexible seating options, and more!  See some highlights below!

We talked about reading, and how important it is to do "read to self" every day.  We read some great books, got to use our new book bins, and got to work practicing our reading! 

We read a great and classic story called The Little Engine That Could by Watty Piper.  We learned that a great way to help ourselves get through something that might feel hard is to say "I think I can, I think I can, I think I can..."

We did some counting games with tens frames and played a bingo game called "Plus One or Two".

We learned about "The Group Plan" and practiced it by making some block towns!

It was a wonderful week with wonderful children!!!  I can't wait for Week 3!!!!!