Wednesday, December 29, 2010
Wednesday, December 22, 2010
Tuesday, December 14, 2010
Tuesday, December 7, 2010
Sunday, December 5, 2010
Stick pin Snowflake
Saturday, December 4, 2010
With kids stationed at all of the doors, they passed out little notes of kindness to everyone that came to our assembly. Ms. Hemingway reminded us about what it means to be kind. She helped the audience to remember to bring in canned goods all next week for the county's Operation Happiness. She told the kids that we each have an imaginary bucket inside each of us and that it is our job to fill other's bucket with kindness.
Next we sang our kindness song (Ms. Hemingway created). We decided to have some fun and sang some Christmas songs as well. I think everyone had a great time. The last part of our program was our Kindness Commercial. It's only about 2 1/2 minutes but it gets the message across. We had fun watching ourselves.
Check it out!
Go out and show a little kindness.
Thursday, November 25, 2010
Don't eat too much.
Wednesday, October 13, 2010
It has been great to see all of you this past week. We have had a busy week so far. We are up to 15 minutes of reading during our read to self reading block. I am impressed with everyone's reading skills. Everyone seems to be making progress. We have started a new unit in math. Ms. Sylvis came in to show us new ways to think about 10 using a 10's frame. That was fun.
Our monarch butterflies are hanging up on the wall out side our classroom. They look beautiful. Our raffle is hugely popular. Keep selling those tickets. Next Tuesday is the big drawing at noon. Thank you for all of your help.
Remember next week will have fire safety activities and our evacuation practice to the arena. We will have 3 days off. Our pumpkin party is on Thursday at 12:45 pm. More info will come home next week.
Have a great week.
Sunday, October 10, 2010
Sunday, October 3, 2010
Wow it's been a long time since I updated what's going on in our classroom. Well we have been very busy getting smarter. All of our caterpillars transformed into butterflies and have started their journey to Mexico. We had our Open House. It was terrific to meet so many parents. I hope you got a good look at where your child spends most of his/her day. Our hallway display is loaded with products from our classroom. I hope you got to see all the pictures on the bulletin board.
We have been very busy reading, reading, reading. Everyday we are engaged with books during our Daily 5. During math time we are working on our number sense. We play games, count, fill-in pattern block shapes, then count some more. We have also been to the computer lab a couple of times and are enjoying some drawing projects in Paint and have learned how to login to Study Island. We also watched a great video of a caterpillar changing into a chryalis and a butterfly emerging from a chryalis. Truely an amazing sight. Time really flies in our first grade classroom.
I just changed over all of our classroom books. There's a pumpkin theme happening. I'm sure that there will be some great reading going on this week. Thanks for stopping by for a peek into our classroom. Leave us a comment.
Sunday, September 5, 2010
Our first chrysalis has emerged as a butterfly and has started his migration journey to Mexico. Bobbie and I let him go Saturday afternoon. We now have 5 chrysalis working their magic. Hopefully we will get to see them emerge next week.
I have to say I'm really liking this nice cool air. I had all of my windows open in my house and it was nice to feel the crisp air.
I finished a book I was reading. Have you been reading this weekend? Don't forget to pick up a book or magazine or even the Sunday comics the think about the 3 ways you can read. 1. Read the pictures. 2. Read the words. 3.Retell the story in your own words.
Please check out our class web site @ http://www.fnwsu.org/highgate/dietsche/diethomepage.htm I updated everything. I have added pictures and the beautiful apple trees you made in the computer lab on Friday morning. Great job everyone.
Have a peaceful weekend.
PS Don't forget to vote in my polls.
Thursday, September 2, 2010
Our class has been practicing our Daily 5 skills. We are up to 15 minutes with our read to self. We have been learning how to use all of the materials for working with words. We have been writing in our journals every day concentrating on spaces and periods and putting the date at the top of our pages.
Last night we had another caterpillar move into the chrysalis stage so now we have 5 in chrysalis. I'm sure this long weekend they will come out and spread their wings.
It's been a very hot week. I wish we had air conditioning for our classroom. Maybe some day.
In math we have been counting counting counting.
Wednesday, September 1, 2010
We have had a very good start to our school year. We are into our 2nd week and it's a hot one. We are all sweating in this 90 degree heat. We have taken lots of water breaks and tried to keep the lights off as much as we can. It's a good thing that we have 2 fans blowing the hot air around our room.
Some exciting news is that we seem to have a monarch caterpillar farm in our room. Mrs. Hansen brought in several jars with caterpillars chomping on milkweeds to our classroom. One went into a chrysalis on the 2nd day and will emerge this week sometime. We came in one morning to find all the leaves in one jar gone (all eaten) and one caterpillar in chrysalis stage and 3 more on the sides of the glass. 2 were just little tiny babies. We didn't realize that there were eggs on the leaves. As the morning progress one child saw another baby in another jar. We moved all active caterpillars to our butterfly netted box. I put some fresh milkweed leaves in for them to munch on. At the end of that day I just happened to look at the ziplock bag with our extra leaves and noticed some "caterpillar poop" in it. When I looked inside there was another caterpillar munching away. So we are loaded we caterpillars and chrysalis'. We have been observing the changes everyday. It has been very exciting for our class. We can't wait for them to emerge from their chrysalis'. We hope it happens while we are in school and not over a weekend but Mother Nature may have different ideas.
We have been checking out lots of books for butterfly life cycle information. We have about 10 books with lots of pictures. Many pictures match what we are doing in class.
This year our school is studying the country of Mexico. Our monarch butterfly project is a great tie-in. Our butterflies will be making the long journey to Mexico as part of their migration track. We will be participating with other classes in an internet project on the Butterfly migration. I am so glad our class can experience this first hand.
I'm glad you stopped by to check out what's happening in first grade. Leave us a comment below and be sure to vote in our butterfly survey.
Sunday, August 22, 2010
I can't wait for school to start. I am very excited to see all my new students again. I met most of you on the last day of school in June. Our classroom is all ready for us to start. I can't wait to read you my favorite first day of school books. I've picked out my outfit so I can look spiffy. What will you be wearing that first day?
Did you get some school supplies? Here's what you need: 1 red folder, 1 green folder, 1 small glue stick, 1 regular sized pencil box, 8 classic colored markers, pack of crayons and 2 pencils. No erasers, no pencil sharpeners, no liquid glue, no colored pencils, no notebooks. Just the basics. Keep all the extras at home to use for your homework throughout the year.
Check out all of my questions on the left of this page. Everyone please vote! It's fun!
I am looking forward to seeing on Tuesday morning. Don't forget to go to the art room on our first day when you get to school. Remember that our classroom is right beside the kindergarten rooms. I be looking for your smiling face at 8:00 am. Don't be late!
Sincerely, Mrs. Dietsche
P.S. Leave me a comment.
Tuesday, June 8, 2010
Love, Mrs. Dietsche
Tuesday, June 1, 2010
Well we had a another beautiful weekend with parades and pow wows! Please tell me how your weekend was. Where did you go? What did you eat? Who did you see? What happened at the parade? What happened at the Pow Wow? Did you do anything special?
We have 9 days of school left. Next Tuesday we will have a special day! We will have Shaggy's Pizza and PB & J. We have some special activities and Mrs. Caswell will be in for her last visit.
Monday, May 24, 2010
It's a beautiful day here in Highgate. We are reading up a storm. We were able to take four books from the room this morning and read. We just love that in our class. Ms. Laderman our music teacher looked like sunshine today. Her class is very fun. We had a presentation about the summer program at the Highgate Library. Wow, there will be lots of fun things to do this summer!
We also wrote in our journals about what we did on our weekend. I am impressed with all the activities our class does over the weekend.
Tomorrow is our big end of the year field trip to the Tyler Place. The tee-shirts are all finished and ready to wear. We weather is forecast to be fantastic. Bring the sun block. No reading homework tonight. Use the checklist to get your bag ready for the trip.
See you all there.
Monday, May 17, 2010
Tell me what you think about our big African Project.
Friday, May 14, 2010
Monday, May 10, 2010
We have been studying about our five senses. Today I would like you to tell me 5 things. Please name 5 things that you experienced in school today that match the 5 senses.
Here's my list:
1. seeing : a school bus zooming by
2. tasting: yummy salad
3. smelling: shampoo on a friend
4. hearing: scissors cutting paper
5. touching: wet paper towel after washing up
Now you make a list. Then go to the senses website to work on your research and fill in your paper. Good Luck!
Thursday, May 6, 2010
Tuesday, May 4, 2010
Wednesday, April 28, 2010
I thought winter was over but I guess not. Tell me what you think of all this snow. I am enjoying a day of reading. I am reading Little Bee. Are you reading anything today? Leave me a comment and tell me what you are reading. Have a great day!
Monday, April 26, 2010
PS Check out the surveys and vote.
Thursday, April 22, 2010
We finished our reading challenge by reading over 200 books this month. I spray the whole class with silly string in front of the whole school. It was fun to watch the prizes from other classes happen, pie in the face, hair coloring, and cold water poured on a teacher. Let's keep reading.
Have a great vacation everyone. Please leave a comment for our class. We love hearing from everyone.
Monday, April 19, 2010
What did you learn about during Natalie Kinsey Wornock's visit?
Friday, April 16, 2010
This afternoon we worked on some challenging math problems. Everyone did a marvelous job at counting by 3s all the way to 72! We also whipped up a bunch more beads for our African Animal Bead Project. We are getting to be experts at making beads. It really helps with our fine motor.
I hope everyone has a great afternoon. Don't forget to bring in a new white tee-shirt.
Thursday, April 15, 2010
Mrs. Holiman came in this morning and we talked all about our visit to the farm on Tuesday. We also learned about the different types of grains. We took turns crushing some grain with a stone on a stump. Then we tried our hand at grinding some corn in an old meat grinder. Mrs. Holiman had some whole grain bread for us to try. Most kids said that it was yummy.
Today we talked about things that come in 2's and then we moved on to things that come in 4's during math time. Most of us can count by 4's to 32! Wahooooo....very smart kids!
We are headed to the computer lab in the morning to blog and work on a project.
Wednesday, April 14, 2010
Tuesday, April 13, 2010
Sunday, April 11, 2010
Thursday, April 8, 2010
Thursday, April 1, 2010
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We made anumls macks.
I derest as a cow.
Mis hallmin came.
We lrnd about hostings jursy blakagis.
I mad A couw
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Abby drast up as a couw.
We had fan lo stufuf.
We mad a masc.
She brung a brn.
mrs. holumin cam in .
mrs. holmin brot a big drin with a cow.
We mad cow mask with mrs. holmin.
Abby dast up as a cow.
I mad a cow name jrsey.
We made cow mask .
Abby drest as a cow.
We lrnd froming .
We had fun.
We lrnd cows.
Mrs Homes came in to ore class.
We lern about black angis.
We lern about hole stens.
We lern about jerses.
We played a cow game.
Hoistemm jrseey biak agis
Mis holomin cam in
Shee bbot in a Bon in the clasrum
Abby drest up lik a caw.
I mad A cow with masck it was A Gerce cow.
Mis hoallomin I lord abot cow we had
Mascks. She Beruing a Barn in the claseroom .
mrs.holmin came in. Are class made pictrs of cows. I made a holstem. We lernd obaut holstems and jerses and black angis. We lernd songs.
I lern wut a black agis is. We made macs.
Abby jrest up as a cow. mrs holmen tod us
that a cow has 4 stumicis.
Mrs holiman came in and we learned about cows.
There is three kinds of cows.
We made cow masks. Abby dressed like a cow.
I colored a cow.
mrs.hollomin came to are class room. And we toked about cows.abby drested up like a cow.wen abby walk arouned the class room and let as fele the ater.
I got to kather a cow picher.
Yesterday I lernd on cows in Vermont.One is the jersey it gives cream milk.The black angis is yousd for meat.The holsteam gives lots of milk.With out cows we wod not have milk.If you have a cow think what luck you have to have a cow.
we learned about farming. We made animal macks.mrs.hollemen camein.abby drest as a cow. We learned about holesteen jersey black anges.
Mr. pollatta came to our skool.
He made 60 book.
One of his books are calld hoo wud win liins or tigrs.
Mr.pollatta is funy.
Mr.Plota came . He made books for kids ho donot like to read. It was a trick .
It was an anml vs an anml. But it was resrtch about 2 anmls.
Made kisst the be.
Mrka the mungke he had a hud he put a mungke skul in hiz hud.
Crsin did it to.
Brianna didit to.
Mr.plotu has no haru on his had.
Mr.plotu came in.
Mr.plotu mad savin book.
Mr.plotu now abawt bugs.
Mir pollatta came.
He made 60 books.
One book is cold who will win.
We say books.
And we red books.
And he was funny.
Your books are funny.
Mistr plodu cam .
Heey red usab ooks .
Hee rot 60 books.
Hee told us war hee livd.
We sow a other yesterday . a bee came to Made kisst the bee she Marde the bee, Mrke the mukeyh he had a scall on his hed . he was funney.
Your book . are fun
And . thir grat .
And I like mis. Plodu.
You mak the grat books.
I love his books.
He is funny.
He came to school.
I like him.
Mr.pallata came in .
Mr. pallata has no hair on his.
Mr. pallata nos about bugs.
Mr. pallata rote 60 books.
it was fun with mr. pollatta. He rote 60 books.he gave mrs. Diestche lion vs.tiger and in it he rote I ate mrs. Diestche class. He is funny.
I saw mr.pollota.mr.pollota is funy.I like mr .pollota.mr.pollota shod as a lopster.
Yesterday Mr.Polatta an ather came in the lybary!
He showed some of his books he made number books
And althabet books.He made sixty books so far
He rote Lion v.t Tiger and Icy bugs.Mr.Polatta is lots