Wednesday, November 14, 2018

The Water Cycle

First graders are learning about weather right now and today we talked all about the water cycle. Kids learned a song explaining the water cycle and made a bracelet with color coded beads that goes along with it. These are coming home today so you can ask your child to use the bracelet to show you how the water cycle works. Hopefully they can sing the song to you as well!


Yesterday we got our first accumulating snow of the season so we went outside to enjoy it for a bit!

Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Whole School Celebration

I forgot to post about this! A couple of weeks ago we finished filling the three big Champ Band bins in our cafeteria and we earned our first whole school celebration! For the celebration everyone had a picnic lunch together outside. Here is a photo of our class sitting together.

We are working toward our next whole school celebration and for this one kids are voting between four choices determined by Mr. Antonicci. The choices were hat day, dance party, extra recess, and watch a movie at school. We shall see which gets the most votes!

Monday, October 29, 2018

Author Visit

At the end of last week local farmer and author John Churchman (and his dog Laddie) visited us at UMS! Mr. Churchman has written stories about his farm animals like, Sweet Pea and Friends, and The Sheepover. Each year students at UMS have been lucky enough to meet a visiting author or illustrator to learn about creating books!

Community Helpers

Last week we finished our social studies unit on Community Helpers. Students ended the unit by writing about a community helper they might like to be when they grow up. They each chose a community helper, drew them, and wrote how they would help the community.

Library Visit

Last week first graders walked to the Burnham Memorial library down the road from school as part of our social studies unit on Community Helpers! We learned about our local library and how librarians have an important job in our community!