This is definitely our favorite way to practice sight words!
Congratulations Dominic! He was chosen to have the honor of being the most respectful person in our class. Each month we will have an assembly to honor 1 chosen student who exemplifies the pillar of character that month!
We had so much fun with soil! We discussed what is in soil, discussed why soil is important, and even learned about and observed real worms! The kids loved learning that part of soil is poop. Gotta love 1st graders! We are going to collect soil samples to plant Lima beans later on in the year. More fun to come.
After everything we learned about Abraham Lincoln, we created 'Chatterpix' videos using the picture of them with the wonderful Abe Lincoln made by the Alvizos. I literally told them to pretend to be Abraham Lincoln and tell me everything they could remember about who he was and why he was important. They blew me away! Check it out!
We had so much fun learning all about Abraham Lincoln! We read many different biographies about his life. We also looked at primary documents such as photos, paintings, a five dollar bill, a penny, etc. We wrote our noticings and wonderings when looking at the primary documents- WOW! They had great questions like, "Why did you always wear a hat? Why did you grow up in a log cabin? Why was a statue made to look like you? Why did you want to have a war? Why are you so freakishly big?" WOW WOW WOW is all I can say! So much great thinking happening! They even got to see how they measured up to a life size drawing of Abraham Lincoln. (Thank you to Emma's mommy and daddy for making this for us!)
Congratulations Jalyssa! She was chosen to have the honor of being the most responsible person in our class. Each month we will have an assembly to honor 1 chosen student who exemplifies the pillar of character that month (trustworthiness, fairness, caring, and respect) The next pillar is respect! Be respectful by being kind to others!
I love being a teacher! This is my 6th year, and I love to watch these amazing kiddos grow right in front of my eyes. I am privileged to provide them with hands on learning experiences that will help them love learning. Have fun taking a peek into our classroom!