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Kindergarten-1st Grades

In kindergarten and first grade we play, explore, and create across the curriculum. Children participate in activities to help them grow and develop academically, socially, and emotionally.

Sunny day

posted May 17, 2017, 11:41 AM by Angela Bishop

We are making good use of this sunny day! - Literacy outdoors! 



Garden

posted May 11, 2017, 8:51 AM by Angela Bishop

Students have been working in the garden and greenhouse to tend the soil and plant potatoes and flowers. Next week students will be planting pumpkins. A huge thank you to Jen Schroth for coming to work with us each week!

Loving Books

posted May 5, 2017, 12:34 PM by Angela Bishop

Taking time to love books! 


Performing Arts

posted May 1, 2017, 5:08 PM by Angela Bishop

Lynn Plourde, children's book author from Maine, has personally granted us permission to perform her book Pigs in the Mud in the Middle of the Rud. Students have chosen their preferred parts and began working today to design the props. A huge thank you to Miss Sarah for helping us with our set design. A performance date has not yet been decided. Stay tuned! 

 
 
 



May

posted Apr 28, 2017, 3:12 PM by Angela Bishop

Math Reading Writing Phonics Science Social Studies
Time

Money

Addition

Subtraction





High frequency words

Guided reading 

Readers' Theater

Strategies 










Opinion writing 

Reviews
High frequency words

Digraphs

Alphabetical Order

Plurals

Compound Words

Consonants and vowels (CV, CVC, CVCe)
Force: Pushes and pulls

Garden

Earth's Systems - Spring
 

Featured Stories:
You will notice a few of the stories I intended to read aloud in April are on the list for May, as well. This happened because we got hooked on reading some chapter books -like Junie B. Jones, and Freckle Juice, as well as some other good reads from the library- that I decided to push back these other stories. This all worked out PERFECTLY because the books - like Muncha, Muncha, Muncha - will coincide with our work in the greenhouse and garden, in addition to our spring theme.

Barnyard Fun
There Was An Old Lady Who Swallowed a Chick!
The Rain Came Down
MunChA! MuncHa! MuNcha!
We're in the wrong book!
little ReD WRitiNG
The Smallest Girl in the Smallest Grade


On the Calendar:
*During the month of May I will begin our spring benchmark assessments in reading, phonics, and math. *

May 4: All Children Exercise Simultaneously (ACES)
May 8: Author visit
May 14: Happy Mother's Day <3 
May 19: No School - Teachers' Workshop
May 26: Early Release
May 29: No School - Memorial Day


Science in Motion

posted Apr 28, 2017, 1:43 PM by Angela Bishop

Students conducted an experiment to see how far a ball would roll based on how high up it was when launched. Our experiment demonstrated that the higher the ball is at launch, the more momentum it has and the further it rolls. 



Money

posted Apr 27, 2017, 2:09 PM by Angela Bishop

Students are working on identifying and counting groups of coins ~ either groups of like coins or groups of a variety of coins, while others are working on exchanging coins, and counting dollars. Each student is able to work on the specific skill s/he needs to become more proficient in counting money. 
 




Force and Motion

posted Apr 25, 2017, 1:24 PM by Angela Bishop

We have been learning about force and motion through pushes and pulls. We expanded our thinking to include strength and direction, and the impact those have on an object in motion. Today, students used force (gravity) to propel a marble through a hand-crafted course with changing directions. Be on the lookout for our growing marble course. 





Force and Motion

posted Apr 12, 2017, 12:47 PM by Angela Bishop   [ updated Apr 12, 2017, 4:13 PM ]

We have been learning about force and motion in science. Students went hands on today to demonstrate what force and motion (pushes and pulls) look like in our environment. 


STEM activity

posted Apr 3, 2017, 1:39 PM by Angela Bishop

Students were given only a stack of cups and some paper, with the direction to figure out a way to stack the cups as high as possibly without them tipping and falling. Ideas on how to do so were plentiful! Some students borrowed and adapted other's ideas.  This demonstrated problem solving and team work equals success! 


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