Thursday, October 24, 2013

Weather Watchers

Today we started our first unit in science.  It's called Weather Watchers.  First, we shared what we know about the weather.  Take a look a our responses below. We also drew pictures of our favorite weather in our science journals. Here are some of the things that we would like to know more about: I want to know more about... *the rain *the sun *lightening *the sun in space. *winter *snowflakes *snow *thunderstorms *tornados Does your class learn about the weather?

Monday, October 7, 2013

Fun Run! Fun

On Thursday, our school had its annual Fun Run.  First graders wore their yellow t-shirts and we ran laps around the bus loop to music.  It's always an exciting day.  First, we take a class picture.  Next, we go outside and run our laps.  (You can also walk if you get tired.)  Parents were cheering us on!  After that, we went inside for water and a treat.  The Fun Run is always lots of fun!  By the way, Mrs. Ruckes ran, too.

Our class poses for a quick picture. 
Kayla is get ready for the event...groooowlllll!
We're off and running...
Does your school have a Fun Run?  We would love to know about some of your school events.

Saturday, October 5, 2013

Family Read Along

Last week, we held our annual Family Read Along for all four first grade classrooms.  Yes, 80 first graders and their families.  It's always a huge event and a huge surprise.  It's a time to celebrate our reading lives with our family and friends.  The theme is based on the book, The Relatives Came by Cynthia Rylant.  In the story, the relatives visit and there is lots of hugging, kissing, and eating.
The Relatives Came
Everyone in our class was extremely surprised when their family members appeared at our classroom door. There were moms and dads, siblings, grandparents, aunts, uncles, friends, and volunteers!  They brought along lots of book to read, snacks to share, and blankets to sit on.  It was the best reading time ever!  What does your class do to celebrate reading?