Friday, December 11, 2015

December 11, 2015

This week in Music we did a special dance.  We practiced for the concert.  We got to tap our swords together to the music of the Nutcracker.   Plus, we got to color the Nutcracker.

In PE we played tag games and Star Wars.

We had a school Talent Show this week.

In Art we made looms out of cardboard and string.

We had a great week!

Friday, December 4, 2015

December 4, 2015

This week Ms. Bushway told the story of the Nutcracker. Then we watched the "Battle of the Nutcracker".  It was cool!  Plus, we played Freeze Dance.

In Art we painted our owls and added sparkles.

In PE we caught balls in cones.  We also played line tag.  Then we played tag with some of the 8th graders.

We started reading Jan Brett books.

We had a great week!

Friday, November 20, 2015

November 20, 2015

This week in Music we played Freeze Dance and practiced singing.  We learned another new song too.

In Social Studies we were learning about the Mayflower.  We learned it was stinky with 102 people, and a baby was born during the trip. We learned many of them died during the first winter.  There were also 2 dogs and a cat aboard.  There was a man that fell overboard, but was saved! Squanto saved the Pilgrims by teaching them how to plant crops.  There was a storm and the wind blew the Mayflower to a different place.  We found out they only brought part of the tools and had to make the handles in the New World.  The Pilgrims made their houses out of wood and dried grass.

We had great week!

Friday, November 13, 2015

November 13, 2015

This week we colored a sheet about beats and rests.  It was fun!  We also learned about rests in Music.

In PE we juggled scarves.  We also played a tag game.

Some of us made masks in reading group.

We learned how to say different sports words in Spanish.

We went to the Art Room and walked around to see the mosaics.  On Monday we will see them hanging on the wall.

We started a social studies unit.  We are learning about the First Thanksgiving.

We learned about Veterans because we had Wednesday off for Veteran's Day.

We are reading Dinosaurs Before Dark for read aloud.

We had a great week!

Friday, November 6, 2015

November 6, 2015

This week we made mosaics.  Teachers are helping us.  The pictures are scenes from
Lyme.  The mosaics are made out of glass.  One picture is of Post Pond.   Another is of the school.  There was also Pinnacle Hill and the horse shed.   They were fun to work on.

We had a dinosaur dig and found fossils.

We are singing "Do You Want to Build a Snowman?" in Music.

We finished Bunnicula.

We had a great week!

Friday, October 23, 2015

October 23, 2015

This week we had Open House.  We showed our parents our fossils.

In Art we made clay owls.  We added texture for feathers.

We played Line Tag in PE.

In Music we played Poison Rhythm.

We filled in a part of number grid in our Math Journals.  It was like a math puzzle.

We had a great week!

Friday, October 16, 2015

October 16,2015

This week in Art we finished our paper bag puppets.

In Music we made patterns with drums.  We also watched a movie called Stomp,  where people made music with chairs.

We are making a new story in Spanish.

We had a great week!

Friday, October 9, 2015

October 9, 2015

This week in music we used instruments  to make patterns and found patterns on our clothes.

In Art we made paper bag puppets and added texture.

We learned about the different layers of the earth.  We learned that the layers showed the earth was old and that dinosaurs lived in different time periods.  It also showed the scientists how old dinosaurs were.  As the earth continues to change, more fossils will be made and found.

We used bean bags in PE.

We had a great week!

Friday, October 2, 2015

October 2, 2015

This week we made cardboard creations (some of us made puppets again!) in Art.

We made dinosaur fossils in Science.  Then we sketched and made observations about it.

We played High 5 tag in PE.  We also played Mr. Lord's new game that he made up but he hasn't named it yet.

We listened to dinosaur books and answered questions in Computer.

We played Freeze Dance in Music.  We also sang Rock Around the Clock.

We had a great week!

Friday, September 25, 2015

SEPTEMBER 25, 2015

This week we wrote in our journals.  We also started Reading Groups.

In PE we played Smart Shot.  We also played Color Tag.

In Art we made puppets.

We are starting a science unit on dinosaurs.

We learned that we all are individuals and we celebrated being special!

We used number grids in math.  We learned about combinations of 10.  We played 2-Fisted Penny.

We had a great week!

Thursday, June 18, 2015

June 18, 2015

This week in first grade we had field day to end our year.    We went on a field trip to Squam Lake Science Center yesterday.  

E:  I liked having Spanish everyday.
T:  I liked going to Squam Lake Science Center and seeing the  mountain lion.
R:  My favorite thing was having two recesses.
L:  I liked learning geometry.
B:  I liked learning about fractions.
S:  I liked when we changed jobs every week.
A:  I liked having field trips.
A:  I liked filling buckets.
C:  I liked playing with other people.
K:  I liked studying dinosaurs.
O:  I liked PE.
L:  I liked science.
S:  I liked Spanish.
M:  I liked writing.
R:  I liked social studies.
Ms. Angie:  I like children filling buckets.
Mrs. Wilcox:  I loved the enthusiasm for learning in this class.

We had a fabulous year!

Friday, May 29, 2015

May 29, 2015

This week we took our clay fish home.  We also drew a picture on our own, then traced it on to styrofoam.  Next week we will turn them in to prints.

In Guidance  we read a baseball book about sportsmanship.

Yesterday we started a new story in Spanish.

We started a new read aloud book called Owls in the Family.

We had our fiction stories typed and then drew pictures.  This afternoon we will share them.

In computer class half of us did a reading program, while the other half did math games.  Then we switched activities.

Today is our May Day Celebration.  We will sing on the Common.

We had a fabulous week!

Friday, May 15, 2015

May 15, 2015

This week we made swirly flowers in Art.  Mrs. G put the clay fish from last week in the kiln.

In Music we watched the musical Shrek while Ms. Bushway was away.

We worked on writing.  We wrote our fictional stories.  We made lists of describing words called adjectives.

We had a volunteer come in from Junior Achievement.  Dan taught us about families and how we can help out.  Then we talked about needs and wants.

While Dan was here the first day, we had a fire drill.  We were not expecting it!

We had a fabulous week!

Friday, May 8, 2015

May 8, 2015

This week we began making clay fish in Art.

We had computer on Tuesday afternoon because the older kids were testing and we didn't have our regular Monday morning time.

We changed seats.

We started studying maps.

We started to illustrate our new story in Spanish.

We are working on fractions in math.   We made fraction creatures.

The seventh grade had a school store this week.

Tonight the sixth grade will have a "Game Night".  We are excited!

We had a fabulous week!

Friday, May 1, 2015

May 1, 2015

This week we added pictures of lily pads and frogs to our paintings in Art.  We are studying Claude Monet.

We started learning about maps in Social Studies.

We did not have computer because the big kids were testing.

In math we are working on fractions.

We are reading Charlotte's Web  for read aloud.  Charlotte wrote "Some Pig" in her web to save Wilbur.

Mrs. Wilcox did not change our seats last night because she had a long meeting.  She will surprise us Monday with new seat arrangements.

In writing we are creating fictional stories.

We finished our personal narratives last week.

We had a fabulous week!

Friday, April 10, 2015

April 10, 2015

This week we painted our clay medallions in Art.  Then we could make necklaces with the medallions and beads. The medallions represented stories.

We did math and reading games in computer class.

We did centers in Music.

In Guidance we made a "helping hand".  The "helping hand" is a hand with names of people we could go to for help.

We had student-led conferences.  We presented work to our parents and showed how much we grew in first grade.  We were proud to share with our parents.

We played BINGO in Spanish and won prizes.  Someone won a Sesame Street Coloring Book!  Someone else won a little blue ball.

We had a fabulous week!

Friday, April 3, 2015

April 3, 2015

This week we made clay sculptures in Art class.  After we made those sculptures, some of us had time to make more.

This afternoon we have something special, but Mrs. Wilcox is keeping it a secret….

We made ice cream in science.  We tried to turn a liquid into a solid.

We practiced for our conferences.

We started geometry in math.  What did the baby acorn say to his mom when he grew up?
Ge-o-metry!  (Gee, I'm a tree!)

We had a fabulous week!

Friday, March 13, 2015

March 13, 2015

This week we made popsicle stick puppets in Art.  Some of us finished our paper dragons.

We listened to a parody of Shake it Off by Taylor Swift called Read All Day… we thought it was funny!

In science we are studying States of Matter.  We did experiments to find out about solids and liquids.  Solids can not its shape or size.  A liquid can change its shape but not its volume (size).

We are writing narratives.  We wrote about a pretend time when the Cat in the Hat came to visit.  We are writing about our memories now.

We had a fabulous week!

Friday, March 6, 2015

March 6, 2015

This week we are celebrating Dr. Seuss' birthday.  We read his books all week.  People came in to read to us.  We made hats.  We planted "Truffula" trees.  We wore thneeds to school.  We wore our pajamas.  We wore hats to school.  We dressed as our favorite book characters.  We ate green eggs.  We wrote about the places we would like to go.  We traced our feet and measured them with objects.

In Art most of us finished our paper dragons.

We had a fabulous week!

Friday, February 27, 2015

February 27, 2015

This week in art we started making paper dragons.  We also finished our self portraits.
In science we are still learning about manatees. We are going to adopt a manatee named Squeaky.  Some of us finished making posters about Manatees.
In computer class we created pictures of manatees.
We finished reading Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle and now we are reading Pippi Longstocking!
In Spanish we started a new story.
We had a fabulous week!

Friday, February 13, 2015

February 13, 2015

This week we went out for recess.

We finished projects in Art.

In computer we made Valentines.

Wednesday was the 100th day of school.  We got glasses in the shape of 100 and jellybeans,

In math we worked on subtraction.

We had a fabulous week!

Friday, February 6, 2015

February 6, 2015

This week we finished our self-portraits in Art.  Mrs. Wilcox says they are BEAUTIFUL!

In writing, we wrote letters to each other and then wrote back to our friends.

In science we are learning about manatees.  We learned they live in warm salt or fresh water.

In Spanish we are watching Frozen in the language of spanish.

In Guidance we acted out a play about Point of View.

We had a fabulous week!

Friday, January 30, 2015

January 30, 2015

This week we colored our background for the self-portraits in Art.

In computer we played Space games.  It helped us practice science facts.

We are writing friendly letters to a classmate.  We are including an opinion.

In math we played games to practice math facts and place value.

In Spanish we finished another story.

Instead of writing in our journals, we wrote postcards to our parents from the moon.

We had a fabulous week!

Friday, January 23, 2015

January 23, 2015

This week in Art we started a self-portrait.  We had to mix our own paints to get our own skin color.  It took some work to get it right, sometimes it was too pink or blue.  Then we painted our head and shoulders.

Thursdays MOST  of our class goes skiing in the afternoon.

Today the Kindergarten did a play about Rosa Parks.  She got arrested for not getting out of her seat on the bus.

In science we are studying about the moon.  We stood in a circle, held a pencil with a styrofoam ball on the end, then watched how the moon goes through the phases (changes shape).

On Thursday we used our Problem-Solving Journals and worked on ways to make 12.  We also played Race to 100.

In writing we finished our Thank You letters, and some of our families got the letter in the mail.

We had a fabulous week!

Friday, January 9, 2015

January 9, 2015

This week we made sculptures in Art.

In computer we worked on a game about Space.  Then we listened to a book and then answered questions.

We did gymnastics in P.E.

In Guidance we read The Giving Tree.

We started a new science unit.  We are studying the Moon.

We had a fabulous week!