Sunday, February 23, 2014

Orthodontist Visit...

Dr. Edwards did an excellent presentation of taking care of our teeth! We enjoyed his visit and the nice gift bags! We are also so grateful that he is our class sponsor this year!!!

Working Hard on Our Reading Skills

We have been working on the skill of cause/effect this week. When they come to teacher table in small group, we review the phonics skills, sight words, then read a story. After reading, we found examples of cause/effect in the story. The others are busy in our learning stations: listening to a story, word work, buddy read, retell/respond to reading. It is a very focused and intense part of our day!

Friday, February 14, 2014

Happy Valentines' Day!

Thanks to all of the parents who sent in goodies for our special Valentines' snack! We had a great time enjoying these treats!

Sunday, February 9, 2014

Winter Wonderland

We just had to get out in the snow right away! By the time we realized that we would be stuck at school, we decided to bring some snow inside to make mini snowmen. We took full advantage of playing in the snow since it is a rare occasion. So much fun was had by all!

Sunday, January 26, 2014

Our New Classroom Management System

This is our new behavior plan. Every child begins the day with a fresh start on green. A student may earn their way up the chart by modeling great behavior. Anyone who is on purple at the end of the day gets to visit the treasure chest. Anyone who is on pink at the end of the day receives an office recognition and a trip to the treasure chest. A student may have to move down to yellow (a warning), orange (consequence), or red (parent contact) by not following our rules. We will color in our behavior charts in our W.O.W binders at the end of the day each day so that you can know what kind of day your First Grader has had. We are all happier with this system because we have goals to work toward and it gives the students more responsibility.