Friday, December 14, 2012

December 14, 2012

This last few weeks...

We made gingerbread cake. We had to measure ingredients.

The next day we ate gingerbread cookies! We recorded the order of our bites on a paper gingerbread man. Then we wrote how to eat a gingerbread cookie.

We made paper gingerbread houses.

In art we did weaving and made rugs!

Last week we went to the talent show and watched our friends do a great job.

In math we began to write larger numbers on a grid and worked a lot on measuring.

In writing we wrote about our loveys using adjectives.

We had a nice few weeks!

Friday, November 16, 2012

November 16, 2012

This week we wrote in our journals about which country we would like to visit.

We learned about the Mayflower.  We found out that it was REALLY small for 102 passengers.  We learned the Pilgrims couldn't change their clothes during their journey.  When they landed they still had to build their houses.  The Pilgrims worked hard every day but Sunday.  We found out that they brought some animals on the voyage.  The Pilgrims wear MANY layers of clothes.   They brushed their clothes instead of washing them everyday, and generally only the boys went to school.  If a spark flew out of the chimney, it may set the roof on fire.  The Wampanoag people helped the Pilgrims.  They milked goats.

We had a nice week!

Friday, November 9, 2012

November 9, 2012

This week we learned about the Pilgrims, the Mayflower, and the First Thanksgiving.  We learned someone got thrown overboard on the Mayflower, but he was saved!  We found out the king made the Pilgrims worship God the way he wanted to, so the Pilgrims left.  The children were responsible for emptying the chamber pot.  The Mayflower was very crowded and not made for 102  passengers.

We are able to take home our clay dinosaurs and owls.

We now have iPads and we can play on them.

We had a nice week!

Friday, November 2, 2012

November 2, 2012

This week we got a special snack for Halloween.  It was Skittles and cookies.

Last Friday night the middle school put on a Haunted House.

We finished the chapter book, Bunnicula and started a new one, Thanksgiving on Thursday.

We finished our unit on dinosaurs and are starting to learn about the first Thanksgiving.

We made monsters in Art.  The monsters were funny, not scary.

Our writing is improving in our Journals.

We had a test about dinosaurs.

We had a nice week!

Friday, October 26, 2012

October 26, 2012

This week we learned about patterns in math, including our clothes, counting by 2s and 3s.

In art we painted our dinosaurs.

We did a dinosaur dig in science and found fossils, a skull, and footprints. We all found different things! While half of the class did the dig the other half watched a movie about fossil hunting, then we switched.

We counted pennies and nickels in math.

We went to library and picked out books.

We had a nice week!

Friday, October 19, 2012

October 19, 2012

This week in Art we made clay dinosaurs.

We ran "Blisters for Books" and ran LOTS of laps!  We raised money for children's books in the library.  We could run, jog, or walk.

We did an experiment with rocks and leaves in science.  It told us that meat-eaters had sharp teeth to chew their food.

We had Game Day in math.  We had a school store and bought things with money.  We could keep the toys we bought.

We measured dinosaurs.  We used a tape measure and drew a line.  Then we lied down on the ground, head to toe, and counted how many first graders equaled an Apatosaurus and Stegasaurus.   We also learned that generally meat-eaters walked on two feet and plant eaters walked on four feet.

We had a nice week!

Friday, October 12, 2012

October 12, 2012

This week we made clay owls in Art and painted them.

We learned in Library that all meat-eaters walk on two feet.

In science we created dinosaurs and wrote about them.

We talked about subtraction in math.

We had a nice week!

Friday, October 5, 2012

October 5, 2012

This week in the first grade we...

We learned a secret recipe in art. We made a special clay sculpture and Mrs. G put them in the kiln.

We learned about the explorer Christopher Columbus.

In library we talked about the periods of time of dinosaurs.

We learned that creatures that swam or flew during the dinosaur period were not actual dinosaurs.

We learned about number stories in math and learned to read the clock.

In math we learned how to count money.

We had a nice week!

Friday, September 28, 2012

September 28, 2012

We had a fun first month of school.

We have been studying about dinosaurs.  The Anatosaurus was a duck-billed dinosaur that had no teeth in the bill but hundreds of teeth in its mouth.

We are making Color Books in writing.  We had to choose our favorite color and write things that are that color.  We wrote about six things, but only needed five (Mrs. Wilcox goofed up!).

We write in our Journals.

We had a nice week!

Friday, May 11, 2012

May 11

This week we had Junior Achievement.  We are learning about Families. R's dad is teaching us.  We made books.

Today is Pajama Day.

We had Spanish.  We are learning new words about transportation. 

We had PE.  We played golf.

Last night was the Science Fair.  We presented our dinosaur fossils and Science Journals.

We had a great week!


Friday, April 27, 2012

April 27

This week we had Junk 2 Funk come to school.  Junk 2 Funk is "junk" or trash that Jeff Erwin (our Artist in Residence) turned into musical instruments.  We played the instruments and today we get to have 2 performances!

It was our teacher's birthday.

The Montshire Museum came to do science experiments.  We took alcohol and water and dropped them on a paper towel.  Then we watched them dry up.  We also put a glass of water on the window sill to watch over the next week. 

In math we are doing number grid puzzles.

In PE we got to play outside because the gym was being used by Junk 2 Funk.

We had a fun week!

Friday, April 13, 2012

April 13

This week we had PE.  We had centers yesterday--jump roping, toss ball, twister, and hula hoops.

In Spanish we played Bravo and made alphabet charts.

We went to see the play "Henry & Mudge".

Squam Lake Science Center brought animals.  They brought a Peregrine Falcon, a turtle, and an opossum.  Some people got to go in a big turtle shell.

We had student-led conferences.

Next week is vacation.

We had a fun week!

Friday, April 6, 2012

April 6

Over the last two weeks we had Spanish.  We sang CuCu.

In PE we played Smart Shot.

In Art we painted blue collages.

In Music we learned a new dance for the May Fair.

In Social Studies we are studying maps and communities.  We played charades to act out a place in town and then we drew that building.

We started practicing for our conferences.  We will have our conferences next week (most of us!).

We are counting coins in math.  We also started fractions.

We had a fun week!

Thursday, March 22, 2012

March 22

This week we had Spanish.  We made little books to compare verbs we like to do more than others.

We had PE outside.  We bowled with discs and foam balls, plus jumped rope.

We started a new chapter book called Charlotte's Web

In math we learned about shapes--geometry.

In science, we had to melt ice cubes, then we tried  NOT to melt them.  We found out that hot and cold water made it melt faster!

The middle school is putting on their play tonight, The Great Ghost Chase.

We had a fun week.

Friday, March 16, 2012

March 16

This week we had PE.  We jump roped.

We had Spanish.  We played Charades with verbs.  We played Memory.

In science we learned what a gas is.  A gas changes shape.   Our experiment did not work when we tried to prove that air (gas) takes up space.

We watched a little of "The Great Ghost Chase", a play put on by the middle school.

In computer, we worked on typing using the keyboard.

We had a fun week.

Friday, March 9, 2012

March 9

This week we used paddles and partners to hit balloons or balls in PE.  We played flyswatter tag too.

In science we learned what a solid was.  We are now studying "States of Matter".

In math we worked on clocks.  We practiced telling time.  We had a check-in too.

We had Spanish.  We are working on drawing our classroom.

We had multi-age this week.  We worked on door covers.  They look like book covers now.

We had a fun week!

Friday, February 17, 2012

February 17

This week we had math.  We got new Math Journals.  We learned about Fact Families, Turn-Around Facts, and Fact Triangles.

We had Spanish.  We did the weather.

Some people went skiing and some people went to PE.  We stayed in for recess to stay warm and dry for skiing.

We picked out books in the Library.

We had Music.  We played the game, Kilroy.  To play, you have to play the correct notes on a tambourine or the other team gets a point.

We had a fun week!

Friday, February 10, 2012

February 10

This week we had PE.  We jumped rope.

We had Spanish.  We played Memory, Charades,  and Pesca.

We got new Math Journals.  We rolled dice to find math facts and their turn-around facts.

We had Science.  We are studying manatees.  We read books about them.  Did you know manatees are cousins to elephants?  Manatees get scars from boat propellers and fishing wire.

In Art we did weaving.

We had a fun week!

Friday, February 3, 2012

February 3

This week some people went to PE while the rest went skiing.  We jumped rope for a healthy heart.

In Spanish we sang BINGO.

We are making posters about the Moon Phases. 

We finished our Moon unit and have started to study manatees.

We took a test on the computer.

In writing we are writing our own stories in Writer's Workshop.

We had a fun week!

Friday, January 20, 2012

January 20

This week we did gymnastics in PE.  If we didn't ski, we chose our own games.

This week in Spanish we played Pesca and made posters about the Solar System.

In math we had math centers.  We explored weight and area.

Tonight is Game Night at school.

Today is Crazy Hair Day!

In science we created the phases of the moon with a flashlight and styrofoam ball (it didn't work well, though).  We also made craters by tossing magnet balls into pans of sand, flour, and cocoa.

In writing we wrote postcards to our parents from the moon.

We had a fun week!

Friday, January 13, 2012

January 13

This week we had PE and did gymnastics.

This week in math we worked with Base 10 blocks.  We made high numbers.

We had a snow day on Thursday.

In science we talked about sunsets, moon sets, sunrises, and moon rises.  We observed and recorded the moon in our Moon Journals.

In  music we practiced singing "It's a Small World" and "Rubber Ducky".

In Spanish we are learning words about space.

It was a fun week!

Friday, January 6, 2012

January 6

This week in PE we did gymnastics.  Yesterday in PE we had a choice of activities if we did not go skiing.

This week the ski program started.  The middle schoolers helped us get ready.

In Spanish we finished and  read our stories to each other about sports.

We started a new science unit, the moon.  We learned that there are different phases.

In library we learned more about the moon.  A meteor crashed into the earth and made the moon a long time ago.

We had a fun week!