Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Christmas Break!

      Oh, how I love the time at home.  A time to get caught up on all my little piles, laundry, cleaning, organizing, etc.  I just updated my classroom web page with lots of pictures.  Check it out!   I made a skating page.  We love to skate.
Christmas Concert! La La La

Feeding the Toys for Tots Red Barrel.
It's our big act of kindness!

It's nice and snowy in Northern Vermont!  
Our school is behind us.  We love winter!

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Happy Holidays First Graders

Today is the last day before our holiday break. Don't forget to vote in my polls.  Please tell me two things you will do over break.
Love, Mrs. Dietsche

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Busy Holiday Season!

Busy Busy Busy

 Holiday Family Tree Project.  Our trees are an annual bulletin board.  Aren't they all unique?

Reindeer Applications
I just love this project.  Our class loved thinking up new reindeer names, making the antlers and their little red noses.  Thank you, Mrs. Walsky.

Santa Heads
We create these beautiful pictures in Paint.

Santa Sentences
My class just loved putting these great Santa Sentences together.  Thank you, Mrs.Walsky.

Reading with friends
My students love reading with others.  I made a fun book of my class reading to animals.  I used clip art to create the book.  I like to display the book first and then I will bind it for my classroom.

Skating with Mr. Lumsden
This week will be our last skating session with Mr. Lumsden.  We will be skating at 9:30am on Thursday

As you can see we have been busy.  Today we made crafts with the whole first grade.  It was fun traveling to all of the first grades and creating some holiday projects.  I love this time of year. 
Glitter and Glue.  Sprinkles and Sparkles.

A reminder to all that our holiday concert is Thursday evening at  6:30 pm. in our pajamas.  Our holiday celebration will be on Friday.

Have a great week and thanks for stopping by.

Mrs. Dietsche

Saturday, December 4, 2010

Delightful December!

Let the shopping begin.  Okay so most people started weeks ago but I love to shop so get out there and help our economy.  What a busy week we had.  Reading Reading and more Reading, Wow!  We have also been getting ready for our Kindness Assembly.  Our first graders have been working on showing kindness for the last month and on Friday we presented to the whole school.
    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.
Mrs. Dietsche