We had a really great week in first grade with lots of pumpkin activities and books and fun!
We kicked off the week by reading, Spookley, about a little pumpkin who was “different” but found out that he was special, too. We also did a little work with story elements. We also read, The Runaway Pumpkin, and did some fun word work with blends, and ABC order. We also loved hearing one of Mrs. Moseley’s favorites, a timeless story about a tiny little witch who makes a special home that becomes a sweet jack-o-lantern.
In Math, we have been working with 2-d and 3-d shapes. We are still building, filling, and creating shapes in as many different ways as we can (for example: using less pieces, or more pieces.) We are also practicing addition (including double digit addition) and subtraction facts, related facts, and more.
The highlight of our week, of course, was Pumpkin Day! Big thanks to all of our amazing helpers. You helped our kiddos practice with the life cycle of a pumpkin; taste pumpkin pie; observe and analyze our own pumpkins; make glyphs; find a hidden pumpkin; and even make our own little “rock” pumpkins! We truly could not have done it without you! :0)
Have a wonderful week–Happy Halloween!
Upcoming events: 10/31 Halloween Party in the park + Halloween Parade @ 2:45; 11/4-11/18-Canned Food Drive for St. Michael’s Pantry and Community Food Bank; Fri. 11/8-Field Day and Half Day-Noon Dismissal, (no hot lunch.) Mon. 11/11-No School, Grading Day; Wed. 11/20-1/2 day-noon dismissal (Teacher In-service); Wed-Fri. 11/27-11/29-No School-Thanksgiving Break;