Canned Food Drive ends Friday!

Hey first grade families!  Just a quick reminder that our canned food drive ends this Friday, November 16th.  We are still looking for staples such as canned vegetables/fruit/meat or non-perishable boxed food items that can be used to support our St. Michael’s Food Pantry and the Southern Arizona Community Food Bank. If you don’t have time to head to the store or would prefer to write a check, please make those payable to Souther Arizona Community Food Bank and know that they can provide up to 4 meals for every dollar donated.  Incredible! We are blown away by the generosity of our families already.  Thank you for your generosity, and for making a difference in our community!

Field Day is coming…

Field Day is this Friday!

Please make sure your kiddo has their tennis shoes, a water bottle, and is wearing sunscreen.  We’ll be enjoying the morning in the park, and having tons of fun with teams from all grades.  We can hardly wait!

(*A reminder that students are dismissed at noon on Friday after Field Day!)

Happy Halloween!

What a wonderful day for our kiddos!  Thank you so much for all the planning and help that went into making today a special day for first grade.  We are so grateful and happy to share this fun event with all of you!

That was some storm…

This is really the calm before the storm, but it’s a beautiful shot of what was to come.  Many thanks to Cristie Street for the awesome photos for this week’s blog.  Be sure to look at a “peek at our week” to see some field trip highlights!  Have a wonderful week–Happy Halloween!

It’s field trip week!

We are happy to be visiting Tucson Village Farms on Tuesday!  Please remember to send your kiddos in red shirts/khaki bottoms.  We’ll leave at 9:00, and return for lunch (about 12 noon.)  We can hardly wait!

Apple Day!

We sure had fun enjoying a first grade tradition, Apple Day!  Big thanks to all the parents who were able to help us run the stations.  We appreciate you! 🙂

1st Grade Rocks (literally!)

Yes, we’re enjoying this rock unit in class a whole lot!  We are acting like scientists and using our senses to learn about all different types of rocks.  This is what our classroom looked like on Friday afternoon!  We are examining these rocks in order to describe them and classify them (sedimentary? igneous? metamorphic?) And, using what we know to give evidence of why we chose that type!  Yep, we’re rockin’ it!

And they’re off…

Yes! All of the Flat Stanleys have been mailed out and are sure to bring us back lots of great stories, pictures and information!  We can hardly wait until we see them again! :0)