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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.

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! 

April Newsletter

posted Apr 2, 2017, 2:55 PM by Angela Bishop

Spring is in the air (and imbedded in our read alouds and activities this month)! 

Math Reading Writing Phonics Science Social Studies
Numbers to 100 



High frequency words

Guided reading 

Opinion writingHigh frequency words

Hearing middle sounds

Matching word for word

Words that go together

Days of the week


Changing first and last  letters to make new words


Learning how to learn words
Force: Pushes and pulls


Featured Stories:
Don't worry, I didn't lose my mind! Some of the titles here are typed strangely (with capital letters in the middle of words) because this is the way they are written on the book and I felt like playing along! 

Barnyard Fun
PIGS in the MUD in the Middle of the Rud
Charlie and the New Baby
There Was An Old Lady Who Swallowed a Chick!
The Rain Came Down
MunChA! MuncHa! MuNcha!
I Ain't Gonna Paint No More!
We're in the wrong book!
little ReD WRitiNG
The Smallest Girl in the Smallest Grade

On the Calendar:
April 14: Early release

April 17-21: Vacation ~ Enjoy! 

Thank you

posted Mar 27, 2017, 11:48 AM by Angela Bishop

Thank you to Emmi and Brian Duke for the Dr. Seuss themed goodie bags! 


posted Mar 22, 2017, 11:38 AM by Angela Bishop

Students were awarded with certificates of achievement today at a school wide winners circle for their dedication over the last few months in practicing their high frequency words. Students have made tremendous growth in the number of words they can recognize quickly. I am proud of everyone! 

Math Class

posted Mar 21, 2017, 3:14 PM by Angela Bishop

Teamwork was in full swing in math today! Students used manipulatives, along with work mats, to compose single and double digit numbers. Great work all around! 

After exploring our base-10 system, mathematicians took on the engineering challenge of building Dr. Seuss' "rink-rinker fink, from his story Oh, the Thinks You Can Think. 

Opinion Writing

posted Mar 16, 2017, 10:10 AM by Angela Bishop

Does it get any better in kindergarten and first grade than Girl Scout cookies and toy vehicles? Those have been the topics driving our writing over the last week. We talked about what it means to be a "judge" and to make decisions. Students picked their favorite of each (cookie and vehicle), then explained why. Below are the pictures of students drawing detailed pictures of their favorite vehicle.

Ordinal Numbers

posted Mar 15, 2017, 12:16 PM by Angela Bishop   [ updated Mar 15, 2017, 4:26 PM ]

Students were introduced to ordinal numbers in math today. Ordinal numbers tell us the position of objects (first, second, third, fourth...)

Dr. Seuss Quotes

posted Mar 15, 2017, 9:57 AM by Angela Bishop

Students in K-1 illustrated only some of the many great quotes by Dr. Seuss, many of which we have read in his books this month.
These posters can be seen in various places around the school. 

Say Cheese

posted Mar 10, 2017, 12:21 PM by Angela Bishop

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