Sunday, September 23, 2012

 What a week!  We have been working on reading groups, playing new
 games on the much loved ipod touches, had our picture day, and all won
 a bracelet with a responsibility tag for keeping our room cleaned.
 Here is the class on picture day.  Don't they all look so sharp in
 their dress up clothes?

 This week we had our first Skyping session with Mrs. Hilton's class
 from Iowa.  We introduced ourselves to each other and saw some of each
 others room.  We were all excited to know that we have a lot of the
 same kinds of things I our classrooms.  Our class sang an apple song
 that Mrs. Hilton's class knew so we sang the song together. 
 We are looking forward to skyping again soon.

 During our whole school community time we took a whole school
 picture.  We are a large handsome group.  Our class is in the second row 
behind the kindergarten.  I'm in a green shirt on the left-hand side.  It 
was a beautiful fall day! 
 We are dealing with sickness in our classroom this week.  Let's hope
the weekend has a chance to clean out all the germs.  Rest up kids!
Our school has a new service of providing fresh fruits and vegetables
3 days a week.  What a huge difference it has made  with my students. 
Just the exposure alone of fruits and veggies they have never tried
This week we had the pleasure of having Leah Mermelstein at our
school.  Lots of discussion on writing workshop on what works and what
doesn't.  We looked at the genre of persuasion writing and the common
core.  Our first grade team has decided to have students write
persuasion pieces over what their favorite fruit is.  It is a perfect
tie in to our snack program.  We will have kids try to persuade others
to choose their fruit.  We will start this after a few more opportunities 
to try more delicious fruit. 
Good Luck Leah and remember "Claire" is a lovely name!  JK...
Our class has been working on a class video to share with our skyping buddies 
and others.  Take a peek into our classroom.  We had fun creating it.
Other events this week were fire drills, Community walk time on our walking path,
kids getting sick right in the middle of the classroom, and our fourth grade 
buddies visiting to practice the apple song that we hope to teach the whole 
school next week. 
Have a great week!

Remember to be kind!


1 comment:

  1. I love your video! Ours will hopefully be done by the middle of next week for your class to see. :)