Friday, September 22, 2017

Fluffy and Harry!

This has been a super exciting week for our class. We had a guest visitor on Monday. Fluffy the hamster came to class for the day. The students were so excited. She rolled around to see us all and we wrote stories about her!

We completed out first STEM project on Thursday. The students were asked to figure out a way to help Harry the bear see better around the room. We went through the engineering process. The students had a great time. Thank you so much for all of your supply donations. We can always use more empty paper towel rolls, if you will collect them for us.

Have a great  Fall Break!

Friday, September 1, 2017

Career Dress Up

The students looked adorable today dressed up as what they wanted to be when they grow up!

In the Science Lab we made wind vanes. The students learned how to find North and to read their wind vane to see which direction the wind was blowing from.

In the Light Bulb Lab we  practiced for the COGAT. Remember testing starts next Wednesday and goes until Friday. Make sure your child gets good sleep, eats breakfast, and arrives to school on time.

Have a great long weekend!

Friday, August 18, 2017

Partner Reading

This week we reached our goal of reading to ourselves for 20 minutes! I am so proud of the students and their focus. Since we were able to reach our goal, we moved on to learning a new part of Daily 5- Partner Reading. The students were allowed to choose a partner and sit EEK with them to read. They have really enjoy this. Next week we will learn how to respond to what we have read both independently and with our partner.

We got to visit the Science Lab this week were we reviewed safety rules and put together or eclipse booklet.

In the Learning Commons we got to go in the Star Lab with our 3rd grade buddies!

Thank you for having your child complete their homework and turn it in on time. Have a great weekend!

Thursday, August 10, 2017

Open House

Thank you so much for attending Open House. It was great to see you and get to talk about your child's day to day activities. Please do not hesitate to email me if you have any questions.

This week we continued to establish our rules and routines. We created our class mission statement and talked about working in groups.

We are continuing to make progress building our stamina for Daily 5. Our goal is 20 minutes and I think we will reach it next week! We will continue to learn more about Daily 5 next week including word work and working on writing.

Next week in math we will be focused on collecting data using graphs.

Home will come home on Monday and is to be returned on Friday. We will have a spelling test on Friday!

Friday, August 4, 2017

First Week of First Grade

We had a fantastic first week in first grade! The students were very busy making new friends, learning our rules and routines, playing math games, developing our community of learners, and making class books after listening to lots of fun stories.
We will continue to review the rules and routines next week as well as develop our class mission statement. We get to go explore the Learning Commons with our 3rd grade book buddies and met our new guidance counselor.
Open house will be on Thursday, August 10th, at 5:00. We ask that is at all possible, you leave your children at home. I will be discussing our curriculum, homework, behavior system, and answering any questions you may have. I look forward to seeing you then.

Keep signing those GATOR books and sending in all county forms. Have a great weekend!

Thursday, July 27, 2017

Welcome Back!

Welcome back to school! I hope everyone had a fun, safe, and relaxing summer! As much as I have enjoyed spending time with my family and traveling ,I am excited to be back in the classroom with a brand new group of amazing students! I hope to see everyone at Meet and Greet Friday morning between 7:30 and 9:30. This will be the time to drop off your school supplies, meet me, pick out a desk, and complete important school and Cobb County paperwork. After that we will kick of the year bright and early Monday, July 31st! I look forward to meeting you.

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

End of the Year

We made it! The students worked so hard all year and did so much learning and growing. Thank you for all of your help and support this year. Enjoy your summer.

Wednesday, May 17, 2017


We had our last visit to the Science Lab today and we got to make SLIME! The kids had so much fun. The slime is labeled do not eat and it is to be kept in the refrigerator when not in use.