Friday, March 18, 2016

Keeping Busy!

Carnival- A reminder that the Pine Glen Carnival is TOMORROW, Saturday, March 19th from 9-2. We are so excited for this fun Pine Glen Event. We hope to see you all there!  For more information, visit the Pine Glen PTO’s website at:

A link to the PG PTO site can also be found on the side of this blog.  Many thanks to all of our 105 families who donated to our raffle basket. Our class contributed a large basket of scratch tickets! Also-- a very big thank you to our room parents for organizing this basket!!

Publishing our Informative Reports We are happy to announce that our informative reports are published! This week we worked hard on our illustrations. We learned that we can show information through our pictures by adding labels or captions.  After we finished our illustrations, we learned how to write a table of contents to help our readers find information easily.  Our reports came out amazing and we are so proud of them! On Friday, we took some time to share our reports with our classmates.  Check out pictures of the published authors below!

Talking Tidbits
-Closed Syllables in phonics
-Vowel Teams! (ay, ai, ee, ea, ey, oi and oy)
-Tens and Ones
-Illustrating our mammal reports
-Maps and Globes
-The Seven Continents

Friday, March 4, 2016

A Seuss-tastic week!

Random Acts of Kindness:  The 120th day of school is approaching and we are hoping to reach our goal of 120 Random Acts of Kindness. Students may fill out and return any completed RAKs in their green folders. Each member of our class should complete at least 10 RAKs. It is our hope that through this experience first graders will learn to be kind, thoughtful and generous members of our community.  

Writing: We are continuing our unit on informative writing. Last week, we visited our research classroom to research the mammal we will complete our report on.  First graders had the choice to research skunks, bats, or raccoons. We learned a lot of interesting facts about our mammals and took detailed notes in our research notebooks. This week, we returned to our homerooms to begin to compose our reports. We learned that each part of our report will have three components: a topic sentences, facts from our research notebook turned into sentences, and a closing sentence. We also learned that writers reread their writing to make sure it says exactly what they wanted it to say. Our first grade writers are so proud of what they have written so far and cannot wait to publish these informative reports in the coming weeks!

First Grade Seussville: Thank you for your support in helping to make our Dr. Seuss inspired week such a success! We had a blast dressing up each day and having mystery readers come in to read us Dr. Seuss books!

Talking Tidbits
-Seuss Week
-Mystery Readers
-Digraph Blends
-Our informative reports
-Using a hundreds chart
-Counting 120
-Skip Counting

Cat in the Hat Day
Mystery Reader: Mrs. Agati

Wacky Wednesday
Mystery Reader: Mrs. Hoyt

The Lorax Day
Mystery Readers: Mr. Lyons & Ms. Lane

Oh the Places You’ll Go! Day
Mystery Readers: Mrs. Nicholas & Ms. Zanotti