Friday, April 15, 2016

Happy Spring!

Hello first grade friends and families. It's been way too long since I posted some incredible pictures of our explorations and adventures. Here is some a chat with your first grader about. Enjoy your vacation, and we'll see you soon.

 More to come!! 

Friday, January 29, 2016

Where's All The Snow!?

This time of year I always look forward to students' writing about snowy adventures in the woods, building snow sculptures that go with our solids and liquids unit, and using Doppler radar to track winter storms.  This year is a bit different, but we've been working hard on so many fun, engaging projects we've barley noticed that autumn doesn't seem to end! 

Here are some pictures that highlight the last two weeks! Please share them with your first grader to see how they describe our latest investigations. 

Encyclopedias are pretty fun!

 Serious research. 

Solids and properties. 

Planning our model city. 
The final product. - town hall, police/fire/medical center, school, riverside park, library, grocery with small farm/roof garden. ...I'd live here!

Look closely! 

Thank you to the amazing Shylah for making individual necklaces and bracelets for all of us! 

Happy Friday. There's so much to be thankful for. 

Sunday, January 10, 2016

Happy New Year!

What a happy new year we've had in first grade! Here are some pictures from a long list of highlights from our first week back. 

Monday, December 21, 2015


Lots of wonderful learning and exploration has been enjoyed in first grade this month. It's flown by so fast, it's hard to believe vacation starts this week! 

Here are some highlights for you to enjoy with your first grader over the break. Try using them as conversation starters! 

Finally, Mrs. Black and I would like to thank you all so much for sharing your amazing children with us each day. We truly feel so very lucky to be a part of their learning, and appreciate to no end all that you do at home to make this group of children kind, happy, and curious about the world. 

May your holiday bring you and your family peace and love and a super happy new year. 

Friday, November 20, 2015

Giving Thanks...

Thank you. 
Thanks for all that you do to be great parents. I met with each of you this week, and enjoyed every minute of it. Your perspective is so powerful and sharing your little ones' work is something I enjoy tremendously. 

Here are a few pics from the last two weeks.  Share them with your first grader and let them provide the context. 

Thank you. Peace.