Thursday, September 29, 2011

5th Grade Buddy's

Today we were joined in our room by Mrs. Lehane's 5th grade class. The kids were so excited to be paired up with a buddy. To 1st graders, 5th graders are true superheroes. This will be a partnership that will continue all year. Today the 1st graders read to the 5th graders from their Independent Reading bags. Throughout the year our class will pair up with these fantastic 5th graders to play math games, do science investigations, read and write. Stay tuned for our next adventure!

Monday, August 29, 2011

Meet Our Super Heroes

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Monday, August 22, 2011

First Day of School

Wow! What a great day we had today. Everyone came in knowing our routines just like we never left. That is one of the reasons why looping up with a class is so fantastic. Our new friends, quickly learned the routines and made friends with others. We walked through the day with Skills Block, and Reader's Workshop. We also saw "Omegaman" who encouraged us to work hard and be a dream maker! We finished our morning with Writer's Workshop. During lunch we loved being close to the stage. After lunch we went outside. Boy was it hot. After recess we came in for Math Workshop and learned geometry.

Dismissal was interesting. The students loved being independent. We are looking forward to tomorrow.

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Superhero Wanted

We are so excited to start this school year. On Friday we will welcome our class from last year back from summer vacation. We do have 4 new friends joining our 1st grade class. We have vowed to do a better job of blogging this year. Our goal is one post a week.

Our school theme this year is all about Heroes. We are all heroes in some way and this year we will explore what makes us a hero.