Thursday, January 26, 2012

FIELD TRIP RESCHEDULED AGAIN!


Due to the anticipated weather, the North Branch Nature Center Field Trip is postponed until MONDAY JANUARY 30th. We will follow the same schedule. Our bus will leave at 11:30 and will return by 2:30 If you'd like to volunteer - PLEASE let me know.

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Heading to Antarctica

We readied our passports, packed our bags,boarded our plane, and set off for Antarctica today! We will spend the next 5 weeks immersed in the study of penguins. Unit 4 of our Bridges math program encourages an in depth study, and travel to Antarctica. We will be measuring , weighing and comparing in this unit, and will develop a portfolio of games too. 


Please help enrich this unit by sending in any books, puzzles or games that pertain to penguins. Thanks

Sunday, January 22, 2012

FIELD TRIP - RESCHEDULED

Due to the anticipated weather, the North Branch Nature Center Field Trip is postponed until Friday, January 27th. We will follow the same schedule. Our bus will leave at 11:30 and will return by 2:30 If you'd like to volunteer - PLEASE let me know.

Friday, January 20, 2012

Quiet Time and Read Aloud

We have been enjoying a bit of quiet time each day in class. Students are encouraged to use these 15 minutes to practice self-control. They may stay as busy as they like, with drawing, building, crafting, or even just listening.Each child is practicing being completely  independent( and quiet)at this time.!

At this time of day I have been reading alound from a chapter book called "Ragweed". This is the first title in a series commonly known as "The Poppy Books". These stories explore the animal live of Dimwood forest.

Ask your child where Ragweed is heading. ( to the city). What dangers may lurk there?(cats such as Silversides and Grayband).We are all wondering what will happen when Ragweed's train reaches the city.....

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Measuring in Math

We have been working with nonstandard units to practice measuring. Today we worked in teams of two to measure a variety of items in the classroom using popsicle sticks.Ask your child what they enjoyed measuring the most. Tomorrow we will continue to measure using unifies cubes.





Tuesday, January 17, 2012

One Thousand Hoots

Our class has earned one thousand hoots!
Screetch visited this morning to recognize this accomplishment.
Everyone was super excited.

This week, we will set a class goal, and decide which aspect of CARES we will focus on as a class.
We will keep you posted....

Monday, January 16, 2012

Field Trip to North Branch Nature Center

NAP is talking a J-Term! That means we will not be traveling to Hubbard Park in the month of January. Each kindergarten and first grade class will visit the North Branch Nature. THe classes will spend half a day exploring the Nature Center Trails, visiting the deer forest, and having a lesson in the barn with NBNC staff. Please let me know if you would like to join our class for this trip. We will be leaving Union school at 11:30 and will return by 2:30.

Monday, January 2, 2012

Literacy Rocks!

Each day, we use the Daily 5 menu to select literacy activities.
On Mondays we "shop" for new " just right books" to keep in book baskets. These readers provide opportunities for independent reading practice all week long.

Sunday, January 1, 2012

Wow!

I came across this  photo from the fall of 2010! I am practicing posting from an iPad!

Test Post

This is an attempt to post using the iPad.