As February ends, the students only have three more months to be first graders. It is hard to imagine how the time has gone this quickly. I look forward to sharing all the hard work and gains your students have made during the past trimester in school. Check out our weekly newsletter, monthly calendar, and conference scheudle below.
February 27 Newsletter
…Pictures of the week…
Playing with pattern blocks:
Our 5th writing celebration:
Our Friday reading share:
Please check out the new math games that we will begin playing in March!
Parent Letter – Math Games
We had a topsy turvy week with so many different events changing up the scheudles of almost each of our days. It really made the week fly by, but we still managed to pack lots of new learning into the week. Check out the happenings from Room 104 in our newsletter.
February 20 Newsletter
We are in need of parents who would be willing to make very simple math games for some fun and focused math instruction this spring. The work can be done at home and involves the cutting of cards and assembling these into ziplock baggies.
If you are interested, please contact Rachel Stadt, one of our first grade teachers. Her email: firstname.lastname@example.org Her phone number: 797-9797 x22106
Dan Hoover is a student at Hudsonville High School. He contacted me in the early winter inquiring about the possibility of completing a service project for our school. This project would count toward his work toward becoming an Eagle Scout. Dan and I discussed several options and landed on the need for student mailboxes. Many of our teachers use cardboard shoe storage boxes–and these do not last more than two years. Dan measured the cardboard boxes and left with a plan to create sturdy wood mailboxes for two of our classrooms.
We were pleasantly surprised when Dan arrived at the beginning of this month with well crafted, sturdy and attractive mailboxes for two classrooms. Mrs. Woodring and Ms. Burmeister were the lucky recipients!
Thank you so much, Dan–for your time, work and talents. We wish you luck as an Eagle Scout!
This week really flew by! I can’t believe that we are halfway through February already. The kids continue to work so hard and learn so many new things each day. Our science experiments have been so much fun lately and the kids are looking forward to doing some more work with sink and float next week.
Please catch up on our week: February 12 Newsletter
Keep track of the happenings in Room 104 in our weekly newsletter:
February 6 Newsletter
February 6 Slideshow
The kids had a blast experimenting with Oobleck today. After reviewing the different forms of matter (solid, liquid, & gas) the students had the chance to get messy. They noticed that Oobleck has some attributes of a solid but some of a liquid too. Check out their enthusiastic faces!
This was so much fun and it is super easy. If you haven’t tried it before, it’s simple to try at home!
- 1 1/2 C. Corn Starch
- 1 C. Water
- Food Color (optional)
Mix the ingredients and allow children to play with the mixture. When”pushed” together, the mixture will appear dry and solid; as children let go of the mixture, it flows like a smooth liquid.