Monday, January 27, 2014

Links to Blogs

Our PE teachers have started a blog to keep you informed. Check out those awesome first graders...
PE Blog- click here

Mr. Hennessey's Wise Owl blog features some super first graders too!
Wise Owl-click here

Saturday, January 25, 2014

ECO this Thursday

ECO Day at:
North Branch Nature Center
The First Grade classes will be going to the North Branch Nature Center on Thursday, January 30 for a day of winter fun! Our class will be leaving school at 12:00 and arriving at the North Branch Center at 12:15. We will return to school by 2:30. 

Students must dress appropriately for a day in the snow.

We would love to have some parent volunteers to help with activities. Please let us know if you can help!

The First Grade Team

Monday, January 20, 2014

App Testers

We got to be official "app testers" for local game developer Chris Hancock. He has developed many games including Zoombinis, and Swamptalk, and is in the process of developing a new app for building words. Chris needed some testers, so we gave it a try. At choice time last Friday, kids had a chance to fiddle around with the app, while Chris observed. We will get another chance to try the app in development. Please let me know if your family might want to be an official "app test family" for this word building game for iPads.
Chris watches the testers

Working together

Chris gets to see some other games that first graders enjoy

Super Day!

We recently counted all of the hoots in our basket, and realized our yearly total was over 1500! Wow!
Our "Super Day" celebration included super hero glasses for all. Mr. Hennessey enjoyed spending time with this super class too!






Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Going to Antarctica

Our next math Unit involves Measurement and Data collection. We will be traveling to Antarctica to collect information about penguins. Yay! The journey started on Tuesday, as the class boarded the plane, enjoyed an in-flight snack of cheerios or kix, and then watched a short film about  life in Antarctica. Today we boarded a ship, and worked on passports.Wow, this will be an exciting math unit!