Sunday, October 5, 2014

Welcome To Our Classroom

We are a 1st Grade classroom and we are located in Rochester, Michigan.  Rochester is about 30 miles north of Detroit.  The name of our school is McGregor Elementary School.  McGregor is a K-5 building.  We have four first grade classrooms at McGregor.  Our school mascot is a cougar.  One of the ways that teachers get our attention is to shout, "Cougars" and everyone replies, "Keep calm and Cougar on!"

Here are some of the things that we enjoy doing in our classroom and at school:
  • Daily 5
  • Math Rotations
  • Brain Breaks using Go Noodle
  • Classroom Celebrations-Face Painting, Bring Your Own Device, Stuffed Animal Day
  • Writing Workshop
  • Specials Classes-Gym, Music, Art and Library
  • Playing math games on the computer
  • Using the wireless laptops
  • Sitting on our new Stability Balls
  • The Fun Run
  •  Recess
  • Brain Pop Jr.
We would love to tell you even more about our classroom.  Please leave us a comment and ask us a question.  Thanks for stopping by!


  1. We really enjoyed reading about your class and your school. We also have a mascot that is a big cat. Ours is the panther. We saw that you play games on the computer at math time. Do you do a mystery number? We do that every day.

    1. Thank you for commenting on our class blog. We do the number of the day. Today's number is 27. That means we have been in school for 27 days so far. Have a great Panther Day!
      Mrs. Ruckes' Class

  2. We have so much in common with you. We do the Daily 5 and Writers Workshop every morning. How many minutes are you reading to self? We also have a twitter account and we hope to start following your tweets. We have questions about the stability balls? We don't have any chairs in our classroom. Have a great Tuesday.

  3. Thank you for visiting our class blog. We read to self for 25 minutes. We have a question for you. What do you sit on when you are doing your work? Also, What is your school mascot? Have a great day!
    Mrs. Ruckes' First Graders

  4. Wow! We think it's great that you are reading for 25 minutes. We are working hard to get there. We are sitting on the floor and sometimes mats. Our tables are really low to the ground and we move around a lot. Our mascot is a rocket ship and we call ourselves explorers. Ms. Meck's Class