Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Happy Leap Day!

Since I won't get another chance for 4 years to post on February 29th,
 I thought I HAD to do it today! :)

The kids have been working very hard as the paced as started to pick up in 1A! :) They are doing a great job but should continue to review skills at home and read nightly! :) Any little bit of review/practice goes a long way!!!

Below, you will find quite a few shots of what has been happening in first grade! The March bulletin boards are up & in Science we have been learning about the Earth & rocks!

Mrs. G helped me create my Dr. Seuss theme board with
 class pictures from grades 1-5 for our new principal to see!

March message board outside 1A

1A entrance! :) Is your child Thing 1...Thing 2...or Thing 19?
Take a look below for closer shots of your child! :)

Playing with rocks! :)

Be sure to check back next week! There will be more Dr. Seuss FUN on
 Friday for his birthday and pictures to follow. :) 

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Happy Valentine's Day ♥

♥    Happy Valentine's Day!    

Before we get into the fun of Valentine's Day...take a look at your child at the ripe old age of 100!

Last week, we also made our own iPods...thanks to Mrs. M our fab friend! :)

On Valentine's Day...

We hope you enjoy the little treat that Ms. L found on pinterest!

Here is a little poem to go with it:

I used my thumbs to make a heart.
So you will always remember that
YOU are "thumb-body" special
to ME!

Thank you to all of the helpers at our very FUN party today!
 If you couldn't be with us, take a peek at what we did! :)

Pin the LIPS on Mrs. Cap :)

We hope you had a LOVEly day! :)

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

100 Days in 1A

We had so much fun on the 100th day of school! :) 
Here is the entrance I found from pinterest that everyone LOVED!
 It was so much fun to watch the kids and teachers pop in and out all day!

Here are the 100 days projects that the kids made!
 There were so many cute ideas!!

 __________ at 100!
Here I am at 100!
Looking good! :)

Pictures of the kids will follow when finished! :)

Monday, February 6, 2012

Catholic School's Week Recap!

From my last post you could see that we had TONS of fun planned last week! I wanted to tell you all about it and share some of the fun! :)

Monday: We had to special visitors come and talk to our class. We had a deacon and a doctor. The kids had quite a few interesting questions and learned a lot about each profession.

Tuesday: We made penguin fact & joke books for the Children's Inn at NIH. We used the facts from our penguin books earlier in the week. The kids illustrated the various jokes that I was able to find. I think one of their favorite jokes was: Q:"What do penguins sing at birthdays?" A: "FREEZE a jolly good fellow!"

Wednesday: We had our open house from 10:00-11:30. The kids were great when visitors came in the room and really focused on their work. I think I was more distracted than the kids were. We hope you enjoyed the letters and cards that the kids made to show their appreciation for all that YOU do! :)

Thursday: Today was such a FUN day! In the morning, we had a freeze dance party as their student appreciation gift! The kids LOVE to dance and sing! Take a look at some pics below! For some reason, the video is not uploading. I will keep trying!

In the afternoon, we had a blast with Mrs. S.
She came in and we made some seriously decked out sundaes!
They were delicious! I wish I had pictures of the oreo faces!

We finished off the afternoon with the first ever DOUBLE DARE!! It took a lot of planning, but I am so happy I did it. It was a lot of fun hosting and watching the teams battle it out. The game ended in a tie or so they tell me! :)

Finally...Friday was a BLAST! We finished off the week with a buddy mass and buddy fun! We played outside together and enjoyed a couple treats thanks to our buddy teacher, Ms. G! After was SHOW TIME! The teachers performed "Teach Me How to Study" and I think it was a big success. You can see my rapper outift below with a few students! I am still waiting on the video :)

Just a reminder...this week we are reviewing the MANY skills that we learned during UNIT 3. We have lots of different activities planned to review these skills before our unit test. Please be sure to review the spelling list for the test on Friday! The 100 days project is due tomorrow.

Be sure to check back later in the week to catch up on the
100 days of school celebration tomorrow! :)