Wednesday, December 21, 2011


We wish you all a very relaxing (& safe) break!
See you in 2012!!

1A sends you love...

and laughter...

I just wanted to send a personal THANK YOU for spoiling me this Christmas season. I will have to share all the homemade goodies with my family/friends! I am SO lucky to have a job that I LOVE and even more lucky to have awesome families/students like YOU!
Mrs. Cap

Thursday, December 15, 2011

6th Annual Gingerbread Houses

Before you take a look at the FUN we had must check out our JIB JABS! I made 4 different ones, so check them all out! Your children are the STARS of the show! :)

A big THANK YOU to all the MOMS that helped today! :) Lots of fun pics from today!

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

You're a Mean One....Mr. Grinch :)

We started off Grinch Day listening to an audio version of "How the Grinch Stole Christmas". (It skips the last 2 pages :( but it was still fun!). We then completed a character chart of Mr. Grinch! We talked about how he acted/felt at the beginning of the story and then at the end of the story!

We took a little break from Grinch activities to review for our unit test! We worked on story comprehension and played a noun sort game! Take a look below at our "person, place & thing" groups!

How would you make the GRINCH grin?? :)
Take a look at some of our ideas...

"make a funny face"

"put beef on my head"

"put spiders on my head"

We are very excited to watch the movie with our buddies this afternoon! :)

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Buddy the Elf...What's Your Favorite Color?

First grade is SO MUCH FUN (or so I think!)...especially this time of year! The students made their reindeer and very own Buddy the Elf this week! 1A really "decked the halls" of HR!
 Take a look at the pics below or better yet, pop in and see the work!

Tinsel was patriotic yesterday!

Today, Tinsel is hanging with Mary...for the Feast of the Immaculate Conception!

Have a GREAT day and remember...

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Where is Tinsel??

Boy! Christmas is a BUSY time of year in 1A. Time goes by so quickly during the holidays. We are working on many new activities and trying to fit in all of our holiday fun! Please be sure to review newly learned skills and read daily with your child. I know that the holidays are busy for everyone but it is so important that we keep the focus on learning and growing (as a reader) everyday!

Tinsel has been ALL OVER 1A since he arrived. He has managed to watch over 1A from my curtains, the bookshelf, my Polar Express Santa, and ceiling hangers. Yesterday, Tinsel was sitting in my magnetic bin on my desk. The kids said he must be good at yoga because he was really smashed in there. The things Tinsel will do for Santa! He must be watching my behavior too because today I found him right above my desk. Take a look at some pictures below:

I have set up my fireplace out in the hall. Each year, we make stockings and write a good deed we are going to complete. It is our birthday gift to Jesus!

Next Thursday, 12/15, the first grade will have their annual Gingerbread House day! We will be getting in the Christmas Spirit; decorating our houses and listening to Christmas music! EVERYONE is welcome! It is from 10-11:30. We will start making our houses around 10:25 (after snack/recess). Come before and help set up or come during and enjoy this time with you child!

Monday, November 28, 2011


I hope you all had an AMAZING (and restful) Thanksgiving Break!

Oh my goodness is 1A an excited classroom today!! I walked in this morning to find an "Elf on the Shelf" sitting underneath my document camera!!! I didn't know much about the whole Elf thing but no worries there, the kids were beaming with excitment and shared all they could with me this morning! We read the book, learned the rules, and finally gave our Elf his Christmas MAGIC by naming him TINSEL! :) We put all of our ideas on the board & then Mrs. D came into to pick out the name!

I was told that TINSEL will report to Santa each night and then find a new spot in 1A. I will try to remember to take a picture of TINSEL hiding for everyone to see! :)

LOTS LOTS LOTS going on between now and Christmas break
 so PLEASE keep up to date with our weekly letters! :)

Tuesday, November 22, 2011


Below are pictures of Grandparent's Day. If your child's grandparent(s) came to visit, you can see a picture of them below! Also, I added a video our of practice performance yesterday for anyone that may not have been able to make it! :)

I wish you all a VERY HAPPY THANKSGIVING! Safe travel and enjoy your break!

Enjoy the pictures!