Wednesday, August 29, 2012

On the First Day...

On our first day, we read Pete the Cat, I Love My White Shoes, How Full is Your Bucket, and Enemy Pie.  We brainstormed a list of class rules and ate goldfish crackers for our snack.   

We rated Pete's story with a ":)" face.

Right before lunch, we went out to the playground to review the playground safety rules and review signals for the playground.  But the coolest thing was...

we got to observe a praying mantis!  So exciting!  Mrs. Rudd will be heading to the library to check-out books about it on the way home so we can learn more...and then "S" noticed that there was a picture of one in his insect book in his pile of books to read.

We had a great first day.

Thursday, August 2, 2012

A First Post...

Getting Ready...Hello Robinson Community and other readers of our classroom blog news.  We hope to use this blog to inform you about the wonderful things that are happening in our world of Room 224.  We are looking forward to a fabulous year of learning as First Graders.

Here are some of the great things we have to look forward to:
  • Using the Daily 5
  • Reading our 100 Book Challenge-Oh, The Places We Will Go-Traveling the 7 Continents!
  • Using PBS to support our behavior and grow our learning in the Common Areas and Classrooms
  • Our Daily Twitter Tweets
  • Book Reviews
  • Slice of Life Weekly Challenges in our writers notebooks
  • Skyping with authors
  • Blogging and connecting with other first grade classes around the world
Hope you will join us in this new adventure!  We also hope to share our own blogs with you through the platform.