Wednesday, August 31, 2016

A Fantastic Launch!

We had a fantastic launch to our year! The day began with a bang as thunderstorms hit at arrival time! We then proceeded to the classroom to take a traditional first day of school photo. I wore my NASA flight suit, as all space camp grads are asked to do. ( more about that experience in another post)
We then had morning meeting, writing workshop and snack time. Everyone was excited to head to PE with MJ then a morning recess. We took a silly class photo on the playground. 
We read a great story about Anya's first day of school. Ask your child what happened when Anya woke up.
After recess and lunch we had a restful quiet time, then enjoyed math exploration time in small groups. 

We had a wonderful day of learning  today with many moments of kindness. What an exciting liftoff!!

Monday, August 22, 2016

Welcome !


Welcome to first grade!  I have been busy getting ready for the start of school, and I just can’t wait to see you on the first day of first grade.  I will meet you on the lower playground on Wednesday, August 31st at 8:15 am.  Please be sure to bring your backpack, snack, water bottle, and gym shoes.  You do not need to bring any other supplies.  I will have everything you need here at school.  If you have already bought school supplies, they will be great to use at home!  You can bring a bag of extra clothes to keep at school.  Please put them in a ziplock bag with your name on it.
Have you ever looked closely at insects? We will start the year by learning about insects.  Could you see if you can find a dried insect to share here at school? We will be looking closely at them and comparing all the types of insects that we see in Vermont.
Here are a few examples:
It will be so much fun to learn together this year. Don’t forget about our classroom Open House on Tuesday, August 30th at 3:00.  I’m looking forward to seeing you soon!