Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Easy Transition

      Today was a calm day.  I think all the kids were a little tired and didn't want to start back into the routine.  We started out with a new person in our community.  It was Mrs. Byrne, our crafty art teacher.  It was nice to see a new face.  We are so lucky to keep our fabulous gym teacher, Mr. Lumsden.  We will continue with our Get Moving Movement on Wednesday mornings.  We like what Mrs. Obama is promoting about children and obesity.  We have been trying to add in some art a couple of times a month.  Now I think we will try some whole group projects more often with Mrs. Byrne, as our resident expert.
      This morning we used our Netbooks to check out this blog (and all the pictures) and to try out some St. Patrick's Day links that I put onto our webpage.  Some didn't quite work as well as I had envisioned.  If you are looking for some links check out mine at     Scroll down the page a bit.  My class love the Alien Addition game and anything on 
      We ended our day working on our leprechaun stories.  Problems and solutions.....This is so fun for the kids.  We will publish our stories this week.  My class loves writing workshop time and so do I.  I think it's my favorite thing to teach.
       Next week is Parent/Teacher Conference time.  I am looking forward to sharing my students's progress with their families.  I took some quick videos of the kids telling me how they have gotten smarter and what they like best about first grade. My kids are so cute.  I love sharing these videos.  I use Movie Maker to put the little movies together.
      Have a great rest of the week!


  1. Videos! What a great idea! I have P/T conferences today. I will definitely have to look into videos for next year.
    By the way, I LOVE Vermont! We were just up there for a wedding a couple weekends ago.
    Have a great day!
    ❀Beth Ann❀
    Taming My Flock of Firsties

  2. I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the video idea! I want to do that too! Thanks for the great idea! :)