Thursday, December 3, 2015

Our Kind Elf

Today we had an unexpected visitor appear! We have an elf! Our elf will be leaving us little messages and give us "kindness challenges" each day. This will help reinforce Plattin's four character words: respect, responsibility, friendship, and honesty. Students will also be writing about our elf a few days a week. The kids are so excited to start this adventure with him!

Thursday, October 29, 2015

2D and 3D Shapes

We are well on our way through our shape unit. With our new math program we are diving in deep! Our students even learned that a square is a special kind of rectangle! We have gone on many shape hunts, learned about the different attributes of the shapes such as points and curved or straight lines, faces of 3D shapes and much more! Here are some pictures of us learning about shapes! 

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Our Apple Unit

Here are some pictures of our Apple Unit. We read nonfiction books about apples and also some fiction books such as Ten Apples Up on Top! We had a lot of fun learning about apples, the life cycle, taste-testing apples, and even making apple sauce! 

Monday, October 12, 2015

Fire Safety Fun!

For Fire Safety month, our local fire department came and taught us about fire safety.  The students learned the importance of having an escape plan, having smoke detectors, to stop, drop, and roll, and much more! The students also met Sparky the dog and got to climb in a fire truck! 

Out of This World Homecoming Parade!

We have sure been busy the past few weeks!  Here are some pictures from our Space-themed Homecoming Day Parade! Students loved seeing the high school helpers and the different floats.  We also learned about the pumpkin lifecycle as well as reading several nonfiction and fiction books.  Here is our picture with our silly faces and our class pumpkin and some from the parade!

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

One to One

Our tablets are up and running! The students are so excited and so am I! We will be using the tablets in small group, while group, and independently.  Here are the students getting to know a new app. 

Tuesday, September 29, 2015


I have been very pleased with our new math series, Eureka Math! Our old series was no longer reaching the math standards as well as we liked.  In just these first few weeks, students are showing me such a greater and deeper understanding  of numbers! I'm sure we will continue to see great things! Here are some pictures of the great hands-on activities we are doing!