Thursday, November 14, 2013
Wednesday, October 16, 2013
I hope that everyone has a wonderful long weekend!
Wednesday, October 9, 2013
Mr. Baker, one of the fire fighters that was giving the tour, gave the kids a bit of "homework" too. A big part of the group discussion was about what to do in case there is a fire in your home and one question he asked was if the kids have an evacuation plan and meeting spot for their house. If the students did not raise their hand, he asked them to go home tonight and make a plan and meeting spot. I encourage you to ask your student about this, because it was a conversation that we had in the classroom as well.
The really big and exciting thing was that Fox 44 was there and got some footage for a clip on Fire Prevention Week. We're hoping to be "movie stars"! The woman taping said that it would air on the 6:00 news tonight. Enjoy!
Thursday, October 3, 2013
The book we read today, "Otis" written by Loren Long, is a story about a close friendship between a cow and a tractor and overcoming a challenge that tried to pull their friendship apart. This great story was read by people all over the world today, October 3rd, to raise awareness about the importance of early childhood reading. We had a great conversation about this and many of the kiddos shared that they read to their younger siblings, cousins, and neighbors, which is so wonderful!
In order to beat last year's record, more than 2.3 million people have to read the book! Hopefully we find out soon if we broke a world record with reading!
Thursday, September 26, 2013
Thursday, September 19, 2013
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It was exciting to see how focused and interested they were and I so enjoyed hearing their stories and helping them get their ideas down on paper. Some of the best moments I noticed was when they were sitting thinking of an idea. I did not hear a single complaint about getting started, but rather saw them thinking and puzzling through what they were going to write about that day. I was so impressed at how well all the students did getting to work and sticking with it. The room was quiet except for the scratching of pencils and the whispers of sounding out words and in a first grade classroom, that is saying something!