Thursday, June 14, 2018

End of the year

It is sad to say that time has come where our students move on from first grade! It has been the most amazing year and I am so proud of all of the things these children have accomplished. They have reached goals, persevered and made new discoveries about themselves! I know in my heart that all twenty of these wonderful students will grow up to do great things in life. 

Here is our year in review! 

Tuesday, May 29, 2018

So long Fuzzy Friends

Friday we celebrated our fuzzy friends and said farewell! they are now loving life back at the UVM farm. I know they are still thinking about our first graders. They took such good care of them! Our celebrations was full of what we knew about chicks, we sang and danced, we watched chicks run around and took pictures! It was a wonderful way to close out our chick unit... But we still are not feeling done! This week we hope to put together a Google slide presentation and maybe write some stories in honor of our chicks friends.

Monday, May 21, 2018

Fun Friday!

Friday was full of exciting things!

Our math warm up was outside with chalk.  

We had our school-wide celebration by getting a chance to have fun on a bounce house slide!

It was the last day for our Egg Turners! We are starting to see hatchlings! 

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Author Visit!

We had such a blast with a visit from Author/illustrator, Chris Van Dusen. He was not only interactive with the group but was inspiring to our young authors! Mr. Van Dusen is a man of many abilities. We found out he created artwork for the Maine license plates and he created the posters for the Ringling Brother circus!
It was such a great experience for him to come read and speak to our school... Room five was VERY lucky. He chose US to keep the drawing he created for our school! 
We had a great time!

Literacy Leaders!

We have been Literacy Rock Stars in room 5! 
This past week we have been working on retelling some of our favorite stories! Retelling is a great tool for comprehension work. Our favorite activity this week was making a retelling puzzle! 
We have started the ABC countdown and our B was BOOKS! We chose our favorite books and retold them, shared our favorite parts and discussed what we might do differently with the books. 

Friday, May 11, 2018

Happy Mothers Day!

Happy Mothers Day from Room Five! 


First Grade Families, 

I don't even know where to begin...
From the bottom of my heart... I thank you for making me feel so special this week! I am a very lucky teacher because I feel loved and appreciated by room five THE WHOLE YEAR! This week made me feel extra special. 

I have been so proud at how hard these first graders are working. I can't believe it is almost time to send them to second grade. I am so thankful for these students and the memories we have made this year... Including this appreciation week! Thank you so much!  

Monday, May 7, 2018

Upcoming Events and Important Information

Upcoming Events:

Friday, May 11th
Field trip to the Flynn Theater! 
We will be eating lunch in the classroom so please remember to pack a bagged lunch. 

Friday, May 25th 
Chick Celebration
Please remember to email if you will be attending. 

Thursday, June 14th
UMS Field Day
More information to come, but putting it on your radar because parents are invited to attend the lunch!

Important Information:

Thursday, May 17th
Last day for the first grade reading program

Friday, May 25th 
LAST Homework sent home for first grade! 
This homework will be due the following Friday, June 1st. 
... but KEEP on reading and practicing those math facts!... 

Monday Monday Monday!

Monday's are not so bad when you earned your class PBIS reward. We were very thankful to have ice cream donated to us from the CSD food service! It was a fantastic day to enjoy the yummy treat outside. 

Each day students earn champ bands for being expected while following our three school rules;


Our students take it very seriously. Tomorrow we will vote on our next class wide celebration!

... In other PBIS news...

We have ALMOST filled our school bins. Once we do, the whole school will have a chance to play on a bouncy house! 

Friday, May 4, 2018


This will be a celebration of our baby chicks and our knowledgeable first graders! There will be no snacks at this event. We ask that you email to let us know if you will be attending so we can accommodate around the chicks. We hope that you can attend and join us to celebrate the success we have made in this unit!