Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Community Helper day in First Grade!

We had such a full but very exciting day here in first grade. This morning we had our walking field trip to the Burnham Library here on Main Street. We got to learn some history of the library and learn about all of the books they have there. We even got to take books home! 
If your child brought home a book, please see the note attached indicating when to bring it back to the Burnham!

This afternoon, we had officers come in to discuss how they help in our community, from the Colchester Police Station. Students asked really thoughtful questions! Officer Melon will be coming in to our class for a program called DARE in February. 

Thank you to everyone who heed make this great day possible! 

Monday, October 16, 2017

Grandfriend Day

We had such an amazing day spending time with some special people today. My heart was so full seeing so much support today! Thank you to everyone who made it... and to those who didn't we were thinking about you with our whole hearts! 

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Fancy Day Celebration

Today was such a fabulous day being fancy! We dressed up, we talked fancy, acted fancy and even ate at a tea party fancy! We had a great day just being FANCY! 

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Classroom Celebration Notice

A note was sent home in the green folder today to inform you about our class celebration tomorrow! We filled our bin and voted as a class to have "fancy day" This day we will dress in some fancy clothes and talk fancy with each other and have a fancy snack time! :) 

Partner Work in Room five

We have been working so well both independently and together in partnerships. It is a skill that every first grade student should learn, to work well with other people. It can be so stressful if someone might disagree with you. We have learned how to politely agree and disagree with one another by always supporting our reason! 
Working together makes a fabulous classroom community. 

Friday, October 6, 2017

Busy in First Grade!

We have had another busy week here in Room five! We are learning all about how writers are readers, and readers can be writers! We have revised, added on to and used new strategies to become stronger more independent writers and readers. We are so excited to choose a piece and make it published for others to read! 
In math we have been working on pairs of ten, how we get from one number to another by either adding more or taking some away to get less. 
This week we also started our  Four Winds Program. Four Winds will be coming once a month to have our students continue to be scientists with a new lens. 

PBIS Updates! 

We have been working so hard here at UMS for our champ bands by being Safe, Kind and doing our Best. Our class container has been filled up a lot and we have chosen a lot of extra recess time. This week we got a little fancy by celebrating having Word Work outside! It was the best day! 
Also, our class was chosen to count all of the champ bands that fit in the three containers in our cafeteria. These bins are the bins for our whole school! Mr. Antonicci is up to something for the next School Wide Celebration! 

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Come visit the book fair!

Make sure to visit the book fair here at school! 
Sent home today was a wish list after our preview of the fair. Times are listed below.
If you cannot make it going on to scholastic reading club and ordering books with our class code is also an option! 
Happy reading!

Busy Learners in First Grade

Room five has been very busy learning a lot of new things! In math we have been exploring pairs to make ten, learning how to count on, and even the start of subtraction! For Reader's Workshop we have been working on our reading strategies. We all have officially graduated in the use of using pictures to help us solve a word... we are great investigators. Onward to sounding out words for meaning! In Writer's Workshop we are beginning to take our writing and making revisions by asking
who, what, where, when, how, why
so we can read our writing like readers! 
First grade works hard everyday! 

Thursday, September 28, 2017

Falling for First Grade

We have been busy connecting our curriculum with the fall season! 
I think those hot summer days are behind us now!
We can't wait for everyone to come see what we have done in 20 days of school!
Open House is October 5th, 6:30pm 

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Our first half day for 2017!

Tomorrow Wednesday, September 27th is a half day for students.
Please make sure to send in a note if their transportation will change.