Friday, October 30, 2015

Wonderful Websites!

www.starfall.com

www.abcya.com

www.brainpopjr.com

www.nasa.gov

www.spellingcity.com

www.storylineonline.net

Thursday, October 29, 2015

Hurray!

Great news!
 All of my superstar students have received recognition  from our CARES program!.

C  OOPERATION
A SSERTION
R ESPONSIBILITY
E MPATHY
S ELF CONTROL

They have exhibited a few of these characteristics this month!
Their names have been announced over our intercom from the office at the end of each day! Ask your child which card they were given. See the display in our gym!
I am very proud!

Friday, October 23, 2015

Conferences

Thank you to all that attended our Goal Conferences! It was wonderful to see/meet you and share the progress of these Fantastic First Graders! What a  nice class AND nice parents!

School Picture Day is Tuesday, October 27!!
Please remember to have your child clean out their backpacks. Info may be in there at times. Thanks!
Have a great weekend!

Friday, October 16, 2015

Thursday, October 15, 2015

First Grade Fabulous Farmers!

Our field trip to Alewive Brook Farm was terrific-even in the rain! Thank you to Caitlin Jordan for inviting us! We toured her farm, saw tractors, drank cider, fed chickens and felt like real farmers! All of us went into the fields and picked beans, beets, potatoes,  carrots, peppers and  pumpkins! We learned how a farm is run and that it is a lot of work every day. Thanks also to Sam and his family for their help. We talked and wrote about our trip. It is one we won't forget!

WE LOVE YOU CAITLIN!

Mrs. Gordon's First Graders

Monday, October 12, 2015

Field Trip Update

We will go on the trip showers or shine! Be prepared and don't forget your boots!

Thursday, October 8, 2015

Have a Great Long Weekend!

Just a reminder that your child does not have school on Friday or Monday. Tuesday we will go to Alewive Brook Farm.Wear boots please and pack a snack. Look for the reminder sheet in backpacks.  Also, chaperones must take the volunteer training before going on field trips. Thank you

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Time for Chewonki!

We had a super time learning about mammals today with Mr. Matt! He brought us a live bat and a live duck! We also saw jaw bones, legs, skulls claws, beaks, fur and feathers! Leah dressed up in a bird costume and Jimmy dressed as a bear! We learned a lot about mammals! Mr. Matt said for us to tell you one thing we have learned today!
Thank you PTA for another great lesson from CHEWONKI! Yay!
From Mrs. Gordon's First Graders

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Peace Day!

Hello and Happy Peace Day!

Our school made wonderful flags and stuck them in the ground with about 400 others!
We had an assembly to celebrate inside and out!
We sang and discussed what peace feels and looks like. It was terrific!

Sunday, October 4, 2015

Happy Fall Everyone!

We have been busy assessing students in literacy and math. I am proud of the progress they are making in following our school/classroom rules. Our modeling and discussions relating to kindness, responsibility and respect have been wonderful. Also we have our classroom rules added to these. We keep our hands/feet to ourselves, we are quiet in the hallway, we are polite and listen and we do our best.
Our class has been getting to know each other by greetings, games and activities.
Our Author studies have been on James Dean-Pete the Cat books and Junie B. Jones' books by Barbara Parks.
I am looking forward to meeting with you all for  Goal conferences!