The Mall-ard's blog provides a window into our first grade classroom. You are welcome to take a peek into our daily activities and share in the lives of our first grade students.
Book of the Month - The Gingerbread Man- Loose at Christmas
Our book of the month is The Gingerbread Man - Loose at Christmas by Laura Murray. It's about The Season of Giving - to look around at our Community Helpers and see how we can thank them for all they do for us all year. They can make something sweet, say something kind or write a thoughtful thank you card.This is a great book to read to children so that they realize that even the smallest act of kindness can make a big difference. Below is a note to one of our dining room assistants who help the children everyday with lunch room duties.
We have had several requests for the above "Letter Combination" chart. We alternate this chart with the below "Blends" chart every day. Students chant it as "ay, ey, ai See kids play, etc." They see these letter combinations in their reading and use them in their writing. These two charts are also kept in easy eye-sight for students to refer to as needed. Smaller charts are also put into their writing folders and reading bins earlier in the year to use as reference tools.
Today was the 100th day of school and a very exciting day for our First Graders. We have been tallying each day since the first day of school and talking about reaching the 100th day. Students brought in 100 items contained in water bottles to share with the class. They worked on 100 piece puzzles, played math games to reach 100, made 100 day trail mix, and made a necklace with 100 cereal pieces. We think it was a day worth celebrating!
100th Day First Grade 2013 on PhotoPeach
Our "Welcome Back" bulletin board boasts the Wizard of Oz characters, a hot air balloon, and welcome back messages to each of our students. Thanks to Kim (Libby's mom) for the great dolls and hot air balloon. It is Oz-some indeed!!