Saturday, April 14, 2018

Artist in Residence!

Hi everyone!
We continue to learn more about rocks - their sizes, shapes (attributes) in addition to how we use rocks in the world around us.  The young geologists are getting very excited about their field trip next week!
This week we spent time each day learning about African Dance as part of our PTA funded Artist in residence.  We had a great time - and the kids learned so much! Here is the video:

Have a great weekend!

Sunday, March 25, 2018

Rocks...and Puppets!

Last week we continued studying about rocks, focusing on sorting them by size and attributes.

 This week our focus was on making and performing with PUPPETS! Kelly Campbell was our artist in residence, generously provided by the PTA! Check out a video at the end of the pictures - the kids did great!

Friday, March 9, 2018

Finishing February - onto March - a VERY busy few weeks!

Hi everyone!
Check out the photo essay to see all of the good work we have been up to over the last few weeks!

February 26th
we finished painting the glaze on our penguins statues

We created our own penguin math problems!

 February 27th
First Grade Concert!

Backstage action!

Penguin Art!

Story problems -we solved each other's problems!

 March 1st

We shared our final penguin books with our reading buddies

Then we shared them with our parents and special adults!

 March 2 -Last Day of Lunar New Year
We were lucky enough to have the district Mandarin Immersion Teacher Leader visit the class to teach us some Chinese and some wonderful information about the Lunar New year.

We have had a wonderful, fun Filled few weeks....thanks for all of the support from home.  The penguin unit was quite a success! Now...onto rocks...time to understand what our world is built upon!