Penguins, and field trips, and STEM night, oh my!

We had a BUSY week in first grade! We kicked off the week talking about Groundhog Day, and whether we’ll be enjoying an early Spring (yes!) or six more weeks of Winter.  We read some fun books and did some fun activities including ABC order word work, and a word search.

Then, it was back to our work on our penguin research papers.  These took lots of time, and involved looking up facts, editing, re-writing and presenting.  Our kiddos did such great work.  We are so grateful to Ms. Hart and Mr. Sullivan, and all of you for coming in and asking us questions about our penguins.  It really reinforced how important this work is, and gave us a chance to show that we really are “penguin experts!” 🙂

On Friday, we got to go to the Fox Theater to see the production of, Miss Nelson has a field day.  Big thanks to Ms. Allen for setting this up for us.  We heard lots of kiddos say it was their first time on a school bus! 🙂 . We had tons of fun as you can see below.

In Math, we are still busy comparing numbers (greater than/less than) and looking for missing numbers on a 120 chart.  We are headed into a new chapter on comparing sizes of objects as well as some geometry (ie: shapes) . We also did some work on place value in homework which will ultimately lead to us adding and subtracting with regrouping after the break.

We finished our week (after school) with tons of fun at STEM night.  Thanks to all who could make it–what a great turnout!  We hope you had fun exploring all the hands-on activities and looking at all the Science boards by our upper school kids.  We thought it was a great night.

STEM Night Invention Convention:

Next week: We’ll be talking about teeth for Dental Health month, and of course, Valentine’s Day.  We are excited to have the kids together for our Valentine exchange on Friday.  If you’d like to bring valentines in early, feel free.  We’ll be making bags to hold them in class, so no need to bring a bag in! Happy weekend!

Important Dates:

Fri., Feb 14th-Valentine’s Day Card Exchange/special snack, M-F, Feb 17-21-No School-Rodeo Break., Tues., Feb 25th-Fat Tuesday/Mardi Gras, Wed., Feb 26th-Ash Wednesday.