Friday, January 18, 2019

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

This week our class has been doing lots of reading about MLK  and yesterday we shared a project we had done at our monthly schoolwide meeting. The kids all made a flap book with two different colored hands on the front (they chose out of all different skin colored papers) and inside they wrote "I have a dream..." about one way they would like the world to be better. Some of their dreams were, "I have a dream that everyone would be kind," "...that everyone would work together," "and
"...that no one would fight with their fists" (referring to MLK fighting with words). Everyone in our class chose to share their dream in front of the school and they did such a wonderful job! Here are some photos!

Wednesday, January 2, 2019

December celebrations

Thursday and Friday before December break we did lots of celebrating! Students made ornaments with their photo on them, we had a party, and we read a lot of books about different holidays. One of the annual favorites is pictured here. It's a book called How Santa Got His Job and it's a very cute story speculating about what Santa did before he became Santa and how all of his former jobs led him to the one he has today! I hope that everyone had a wonderful break!

Wednesday, December 19, 2018

Grinch Day

Today first grade classes had Grinch Day at school! We wore green and all of our activities today had a Grinch theme. We did a word study activity coming up with adjectives to describe the Grinch then we wrote how we would make the Grinch smile and made a Grinch face to go with it. We read the book, How the Grinch Stole Christmas and wrote a reading response about the message Dr. Seuss was trying to convey in the book. During math we did Grinch word problem solving, a Grinch color by number 100 grid, and a Grinch themed dice game. Throughout the day our class worked toward earning a viewing of the old school Grinch cartoon movie and we watched it at the very end of the day! Today was a very fun day in first grade!