Sunday, June 18, 2017

Happy Father's Day!

Happy Father's Day to all of our awesome days! We had so much fun creating a special gift for you- it was so nice to hear how special you are to your kiddos. Hope you have a wonderful day! 

Saturday, June 17, 2017

Field Day

Boy was this field day one for the records- 90 degrees, lots of sun and most of all fun! Thank you Mr. B and all our parent volunteers for a great time. We certainly stayed active and got out lots of energy despite the hot temperatures. It was a nice way to tie up our year together- I loved seeing the sportsmanship and teamwork from this group and joining together with 4th grade friends. I am sure we came home exhausted! Looking forward to our last week together! 

Monday, May 29, 2017

Great Bay

We had a great visit to Great Bay despite the rain and cooler weather! We spent our day with 1-O & 2-S and went on a nature walk, had a chance to touch and learn about animals in the touch tank (Flounder, Eels, Horseshoe crabs), spent time at the estuary searching for Horseshoe Crabs, and made Estuary soup! We learned some very cool things about Horseshoe Crabs...ask us! Thank you to all of our chaperones for joining us! We had a lot of tired kids and adults at the end of the day- a sign of a successful trip! Looking forward to Odiorne tomorrow!
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Saturday, May 13, 2017

Happy Mother's Day!

Happy Mother's Day to all of our wonderful moms! We had so much fun creating a special gift for you- it was so much fun to hear how special you are to your kiddos. Don't open it until Mother's Day! These photos did not come out as I had hoped, but the faces are too cute to not share. Click and zoom in for a closer view. Hope you all have a wonderful day!

Friday, April 14, 2017

Fairy Tale Fun

Hello! I hope you enjoyed the beautiful (and a little rainy) weather we had this week! We took advantage of a warm, sunny day to read outside.

We started a new unit in Reading: Fairy Tales! We read quite a few fairy tale stories and talked about the elements that make up a fairy tale: good vs. evil, princesses/princes, magic, and a lesson we can take away from each story. We also compared fairy tales and fables using a Venn diagram. We ended the week by creating a castle project that we will have completed by next week :)


During Math rotations, 1st grade has been focusing on fact families. We know how to take three numbers and create four fact families out of them! 2nd graders did a lot on measuring this week. We measured objects in the classroom, estimated measurements, and even measured parts of our body!

We continued with our Balance and Motion unit by using the knowledge we learned about counterweights to balance a pencil on its tip to make a stable system. A few groups successfully got the pencil tip to balance using a wire and clothespins!

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Calling All Mystery Readers!

Would you like to be Mystery Reader in our classroom? Mystery Readers come into the classroom to read a book to the class. Before you arrive I provide the class with clues about you, so if you volunteer to be a Mystery Reader keep it a secret... don't even tell your own child! If you're interested in being a mystery reader please sign up  HERE or contact me. I can help you choose a book to read to the class if you'd like, otherwise the choice is up to you! I am flexible on dates/times, so if these don't work, please let me know! This is such a special treat for our classroom- thank you for your participation and involvement. 

Monday, April 3, 2017

Dino Dig

We had a great time becoming Paleontologists to kick off our study of Dinosaurs. We have been focused mainly on rocks & minerals up until this point, but dinosaurs are always a big hit!  We had fun exploring our "burning questions" to help us understand these once living reptiles in greater depth. Fossils & bones tell us a great deal about life long ago. We know the difference between herbivores, carnivores and omnivores- We drew conclusions about the type of dinosaurs we found through the teeth and bones we explored. It has become evident over the past few days that we are learning a lot about these creatures. We also have learned a lot about the components of non-fiction and applied this knowledge to help us grow in our understanding through informational partner book clubs. Many pictures taken are by your famous Paleontologists and our volunteers! Thanks to those who were able to join us! Enjoy!